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Facebook takes down political influence operations from China and Russia

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Facebook removed fake accounts from China that pretended to be conservative and liberal Americans. The accounts focused on sensitive issues like gun control and abortion, parent company Meta said. Meta said it took down 81 Facebook accounts, eight Pages, one Group and two accounts on Instagram that had ties to China. The takedowns underscore how Meta is tackling disinformation ahead of the US midterm elections.
2 months ago·Menlo Park, United States

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