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Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

Phys.org - Fri 12 Oct 18

Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

The Washington Post - Thu 11 Oct 18

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam.

Facebook's 'spam purge' is silencing genuine debate, political page creators say

Guardian.co.uk - Tue 16 Oct 18

The removal of hundreds of pages came as a shock to many on both the left and right, who say their work is being censoredOn Thursday, Facebook announced it had removed more than 800 political ...

Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Accounts For ‘Sensational’ Political Content

Ubergizmo - Sun 14 Oct 18

Facebook has been taking extra care to ensure that its platform, which is the world’s largest social network, isn’t used for spreading misinformation. The platform’s role ...

Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’

TechCrunch - Fri 12 Oct 18

Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have "consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated ...

Facebook shuts down 'spammy' politics pages

BBC Technology - Fri 12 Oct 18

Political sites with millions of followers have been purged in a Facebook crackdown on spam.

Facebook deletes hundreds of US-based political accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behavior"

Techspot - Fri 12 Oct 18

Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, and product manager, Oscar Rodriguez, wrote that 559 Pages and 251 accounts that use “sensational political content” were purged ...

Facebook removes misinformation, but only on a technicality

The Verge - Fri 12 Oct 18

Earlier this week, The Daily Beast published a story with a counterintuitive finding. As best as researchers could tell, there was no evidence that Russia is trying to interfere ...

Facebook removes hundreds of political pages for breaking spam rules

Guardian.co.uk - Thu 11 Oct 18

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 ...

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Daily Mail - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

Facebook takes down hundreds of spam accounts and Pages

Engadget - Thu 11 Oct 18

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 ...

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

USA today - Thu 11 Oct 18

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

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

CNET - Thu 11 Oct 18

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

Facebook is removing hundreds of American accounts spamming political misinformation

The Verge - Thu 11 Oct 18

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” ...

Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Pages, Accounts for Spreading Fake News

Voice of America - Thu 11 Oct 18

Facebook announced Thursday that it had deleted over 800 mostly U.S.-based pages and accounts that were posting politically oriented spam and engaging in "inauthentic behavior."  The social ...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

The Hindu - Thu 11 Oct 18

The social network said these accounts spread “sensational political content” designed to drive people to ad-laden websites outside Facebook.