Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

Facebook has been taking extra care to ensure that its platform, which is the world’s largest social network, isn’t used for spreading misinformation. The platform’s role in the misinformation campaign during the previous U.S. elections has been called into question. Countries across the globe have also looked into how the platform could be used to undermine their democracies as well. To show that it’s serious about tackling these issues, Facebook has announced that it’s removing hundreds of American accounts for spreading “sensational” political content. Facebook has announced that it’s removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken its rules against span and “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Going by the activity it has seen and the fact that the U.S. midterm elections are just around the corner, it feels that this was the right time to take this decision.Many of these accounts and pages were using fake accounts or multiple a

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts spewing political spam

Thu 11 Oct 18 from MIT Technology Review

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Facebook on Thursday said it shut down 251 accounts for breaking rules against spam and coordinated deceit, some of it by ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

Facebook's 'spam purge' is silencing genuine debate, political page creators say

The removal of hundreds of pages came as a shock to many on both the left and right, who say their work is being censoredOn Thursday, Facebook announced it had removed more than 800 political ...

16 hours ago from Guardian.co.uk

Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Accounts For ‘Sensational’ Political Content

Facebook has been taking extra care to ensure that its platform, which is the world’s largest social network, isn’t used for spreading misinformation. The platform’s role ...

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Ubergizmo

Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’

Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have "consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from TechCrunch

Facebook shuts down 'spammy' politics pages

Political sites with millions of followers have been purged in a Facebook crackdown on spam.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

Facebook removes misinformation, but only on a technicality

Earlier this week, The Daily Beast published a story with a counterintuitive finding. As best as researchers could tell, there was no evidence that Russia is trying to interfere ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from The Verge

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