Facebook, Twitter remove accounts run from Iran targeting Americans

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts run from Iran targeting Americans

Facebook announced Wednesday that it had removed a network of fake accounts believed to be running from Iran and were posting about US politics. Twitter also removed accounts from Iran, but said its investigations were ongoing. The takedowns are the latest in a series of moves to crack down on covert information campaigns run from Iran that use fake accounts and pose as Americans.

Kathy
Kathy
Young Conservative
Young Conservative 2 months

Lol that explains all those dumbass comments under Trump's posts from the "Iranians" who apparently love their government

Based Haole
Based Haole 2 months

CIA vault 7

daddymoon666
daddymoon666 2 months

Facebook needs to go away like Myspace did...

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 2 months

It's not as easy as that, the IP addresses can be spoofed. But now FB can announce that they've done due diligence.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 2 months

Let's start somewhere. Some friends of mine have an Instagram account for a podcast they do. One of their followers from a middle eastern country posted an image of a beheaded Trump. The guy was blocked by that's a starting point for where to look for problems.

Clint
Clint 2 months

what about the ones from Russia? 🤔🤔

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