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Facebook Purges Tens of Thousands of Fake Accounts to Combat Spam Ring

Facebook Purges Tens of Thousands of Fake Accounts to Combat Spam Ring

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Facebook has purged tens of thousands of fake accounts from its platform as part of an ongoing bid to dismantle a sophisticated global spam operation.

The worldwide crackdown on “inauthentic likes and comments” was launched on Friday and Facebook’s security team confirmed the step on Saturday in an official blog post attributed to Shabnam Shaik, a technical program manager, that said the platform had been working to disrupt a single network for six months.

The tens of thousands of accounts used by the spam operation were in addition to 30,000 French accounts suspended last week. According to sources quoted by Reuters, those removals were motivated in part by the need to crack down on the spread of misinformation ahead of the hotly-contested presidential elections.

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