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Facebook closed accounts affecting elections


Facebook stated that it targets local elections in both networks, Uganda and Palestine also closed fake accounts. The company states that the accounts it closed are trying to manipulate its platform and influence the elections.

Social media company, recognizing two networks in Uganda and Palestine “ coordinated unrealistic behavior ”published his last report. The Uganda network used fake accounts to “manage pages, impersonate at least one public figure in Uganda, comment on other people’s content, and publish in multiple groups at once to make their content appear more popular than it is”.

Facebook continues impact operations

Network according to Facebook, 512. 000 followers collects and Facebook ads 5. 000 dollars spender 220 Facebook account, 32 pages, 59 groups and 139 Instagram account.

In addition, in the report published by Facebook, its activity is a state institution. Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies State Citizens Interaction Center.

The second network came from Palestine and also targeted Facebook users in the country. However, the company Belgium and United Arab Emirates said that it also found connections with individuals at, The Network used a combination of fake accounts and hacked accounts to “manage pages that appear as news sources and impersonate legitimate think tanks and media outlets in the UK”. Also, some accounts came out of people living in the West Bank.

A network that Facebook does not attribute to a specific group, 206 Facebook accounts, 178 pages, three groups and 14 Instagram account. Also the network, 60. 500 followers and in Facebook and Instagram ads 1. 100 dollars spent.

Lastly, in a meeting with reporters, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, stated that both networks target elections and both groups used fake comments to influence conversations on political issues.

Gleicher said, “Both focused somehow on the presidential elections in their own countries. Whether it’s an election, a global pandemic, or protests in a country, when there is an important civil moment, we see impact operations targeting those moments. ” said.

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