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Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections: statement

AFP  |  San Francisco 

said Monday it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing network over concerns they may be linked to foreign entities and aimed at interfering in US midterm elections.

"On Sunday evening, US contacted us about that they recently discovered and which they believe may be linked to foreign entities," said in a blog post.

"Our very early-stage investigation has so far identified around 30 accounts and 85 accounts that may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.

"We immediately blocked these accounts and are now investigating them in more detail.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 10:00 IST