Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Facebook Identifies Iranian, Russian Influence Campaigns

  • Social media company tweaks policies to protect elections
  • Facebook took down networks over ‘inauthentic behavior’
Posts from a removed Facebook page called BLMNews that masqueraded as a news entity.

Posts from a removed Facebook page called BLMNews that masqueraded as a news entity.

Source: Facebook
Updated on

Facebook Inc. discovered four separate misinformation networks -- three tied to Iran and one to Russia -- that the social network said it shut down as part of an ongoing effort to counter “foreign influence campaigns.”

Facebook said the “coordinated inauthentic behavior” took aim at the U.S., North Africa and Latin America and included “proactive work ahead of the U.S. elections.” The company shared the findings with “law enforcement and industry partners.”