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FB removes over 100 accounts related to Russian 'troll factory': Zuckerberg

Many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based Federal News Agency, known as FAN

Reuters 

Facebook is expanding its response to what it sees as malicious actors using the platform improperly and on Tuesday said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by US prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 US election campaign. Facebook said many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based Federal News Agency, known as FAN, and that the social media company’s security team had concluded that the agency was technologically and structurally intertwined with the St. ...

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 21:01 IST
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