Sep 2, 2020
Facebook and Twitter 'dismantle Russian network'
Facebook says it has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. Twitter also suspended five accounts from the same network. The operation had achieved "Very little reach", with around 14,000 accounts following one or more of the pages it had removed, Facebook said. The deleted accounts used fake names and profile pictures, Facebook said, but real and "Unwitting" freelance writers appeared to have written for the PeaceData website. Twitter said it had suspended five accounts "For platform manipulation that we can reliably attribute to Russian state actors".
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