Facebook removes three Iranian and one Russian networks

Facebook removes three Iranian and one Russian networks

Facebook said it had removed four networks from its social networking platforms that were run by Iranian and Russian groups.

In a statement, the company said it was working hard to stamp out “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and had closed down three Iranian groups and one from Russia that were operating in the U.S., North Africa and Latin America.

"As part of our effort to counter foreign influence campaigns, this morning we removed four separate networks of accounts, pages and groups on Facebook and Instagram for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior," the statement reads.

"In each case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action," the statement added.

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