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Facebook removing fake pro Trump conservative accounts.

This concerns the Trump troll farm named "Turning point USA". They were trying to manipulate public opinion.

 

Facebook security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher said the accounts, some of which date back to 2018, were engaged in “election-focused behavior” in an attempt to manipulate public opinion.

Using “thinly veiled personas,” the accounts posted comments on pages belonging to popular news outlets, seeking to create the perception of widespread support for various, typically conservative causes.

 

“These comments included topics like trophy or sport hunting in the US and Kenya, the midterm elections in 2018, the 2020 presidential election, COVID-19, criticism of the Democratic party and presidential candidate Joe Biden, and praise of President Trump and the Republican party,” Gleicher said. Some of the accounts posed as left-leaning individuals in 2018.

Pages belonging to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News, MSNBC and CNN received most of the accounts’ recent comments. Russian troll farms engaged in similar manipulative behavior on social media during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.

About 373,000 accounts followed one or more of the fraudulent Facebook pages, with 22,000 people following one or more of the fake profiles on Instagram

 

 

Facebook goes after Trump troll farm. 

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I hope is true, I am tired of reporting posts and ads that are completely and absolute lies. and they will not take them out. They allow Fake News all over the place. so if they are now deciding that people will turn away from Facebook perhaps now they will do something

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