Facebook shuts down suspicious accounts

but we begin with news that bad actors once again we’re using Facebook to spread this information ahead of the 2018 midterm Facebook said it shutdown 32 pages and accounts that were quote involved in coordinated in Behavior the accounts were flagged as part of Facebook’s ongoing investigation into election interference Facebook shared several examples from the pages that were removed One account names resistors created a face the vet for a protest called No unite the right to DC it was supposed to counter a white nationalist rally schedule for August unite the right is the same group that hosted the now Infamous rally last year in Charlottesville Facebook did not publicly identify who set up these account but Company CEO Sheryl Sandberg says it was reminiscent of operations conducted by the Russian internet research agency during the 2016 presidential election it’s clear that whoever set up these accounts when Too Much Greater length to obscure their true identities then the Russian based internet research agency Ira dead in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election security is an arms and it’s never done we’ve made it harder for inauthentic actors to operate on Facebook yet we Face determined well-funded adversaries who won’t give up and are constantly changing tactics that means we need to continually truth as well
Facebook announced Tuesday that it has shut down 32 accounts and pages that it says were involved in a targeted disinformation campaign in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Social media expert Jennifer Grygiel joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to talk about the influence campaign.

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