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Facebook under intense scrutiny
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 19:12    Post subject:  Facebook under intense scrutiny
Subject description: coping with disinformation while the U.S. midterm elections draw near
 

Facebook on Thursday announced it has removed hundreds of pages and accounts as the company cracks down on spam. The move comes at a time when Facebook is under intense scrutiny about how it handles misinformation, particularly as the U.S. midterm elections draw near.

The company said it has collectively removed more than 800 pages and accounts showing “inauthentic behavior;” that is, making moves to mislead users about who they are and what they are doing. That could include anything from using the profile to send spam or post comments created to stir up political debate, to money-motivated ad farms disguising themselves as forums for discussion.

Source : https://threatpost.com/?p=138245

Further reading :
https://threatpost.com/facebook-expands-efforts-to-squash-voter-suppression/138315/

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 20:11    Post subject:  

To me it seems more like a way for law makers to try to control social media than a serious issue. I'm pretty sure that most people on face-book aren't bots.
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