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Facebook removed hundreds of fake accounts tied to Saudi government

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Another day, another massive account takedown on Facebook.


The company has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups it says were tied to the Saudi Arabian government for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior." 


The ring of accounts consisted of 217 Facebook accounts, 144 pages, five groups, and 31 Instagram accounts, which combined reached more than a million people across Facebook and Instagram, according to the company.


"Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our review found links to individuals associated with the government of Saudi Arabia," Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in a statement. Read more...

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