Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Facebook Removes Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts

Wait...are you telling me they only got rid of  8 Facebook pages, 17 Facebook profiles and seven Instagram accounts? Doesn't seem like a lot considering there are 42 million Facebook pages, 800 million people on Instagram and 2.3 billion active Facebook users.

Facebook said on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign that was potentially built to disrupt the midterm elections, with the company detecting and removing 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues.