Facebook removes hundreds of political pages for breaking spam rules (page 2)

Facebook is taking down hundreds of United States-based accounts and pages, many of which spread political misinformation, for breaking the company’s terms against “inauthentic” content and spam. The company said in a blog post that 559 pages and 251 accounts would be removed. While the accounts used “sensational political content,” Facebook did not say that was the reason for the purge. Instead, the accounts and pages will be taken down after they had “consistently broken” the company’s rules against gaming its platform. Facebook noted that many used strategies like posting on fake or multiple accounts to generate traffic, or to inflate their popularity. 559 pages and 251 accounts Still, Facebook noted the proximity to the US midterm... Continue reading…

Facebook removes hundreds of political pages for breaking spam rules

Some accounts were fake or ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate, company saysWith less than one month left before the midterm elections, Facebook has announced it has removed ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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 Daily Mail

Facebook takes down hundreds of spam accounts and Pages

Facebook announced today that it is taking down 559 Pages and 251 accounts for breaking its rules on spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior. Though that's a relatively small ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

Facebook removes over 550 Pages, 250 accounts in latest spam purge ahead of U.S. midterms

The hundreds of bad accounts were removed for breaking the site's rules for "spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior."        

Thu 11 Oct 18 from USA today

Facebook pulls down more than 800 pages and accounts ahead of midterm elections - CNET

The social media giant says the accounts and pages broke their rules against spam and "inauthentic behavior."

Thu 11 Oct 18 from CNET

Facebook: Most political trolls are American, not Russian

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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