Facebook purges 800 political spam Pages, accounts from its platform

In its latest salvo against misleading political spam accounts, Facebook announced Thursday that it had removed 559 Pages and 251 accounts from its platform for creating inauthentic activity motivated by profit.

Facebook removed Pages, groups and accounts that that were found to be created solely to stir up political debate from the U.S., Middle East, Russia and the U.K.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy, and product manager Oscar Rodriguez said money was the primary motivator for these accounts.

“The people behind (the spam) create networks of Pages using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names. They post clickbait posts on these Pages to drive people to websites that are entirely separate from Facebook and seem legitimate, but are actually ad farms,” Gleicher and Rodriguez said.

Read More Here

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2IPG9iX

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2NDubK7

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2OTBx0H

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2pNT8cm

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2QMbrdp

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2ORWY2u

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2RLi554

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2pO89eg

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2OXIvlo

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2yDW4fx

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2yfgE6G

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2CGoYAk

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2yBH6a8

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2RKchZv

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2EfZbQT

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2pOMORM

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2Ehf6P5

via WordPress https://ift.tt/2CbISSO


VideoMarketing.net is Available for Purchase. Learn more by clicking the button here:

Get Pricing Info