Many of them are associated with a “Federal news Agency”, which, as suggested in Facebook, due to the Russian “trolls”
Facebook announced the removal of hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with the “Troll factory”, against which the U.S. accused of publishing fake activist and political messages during the election campaign in the United States in 2016.
The representatives of Facebook reported that the source of many of the deleted articles and pages is a Russian “Federal news Agency” (FAN).
Security service social networks have come to the conclusion that informagentstvo was technologically and structurally connected with the St. Petersburg “Agency of Internet research”.
The head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg said in an exclusive interview with Reuters that the FAN “repeatedly lied to people and manipulated people in the world.”
“We don’t want them present in Facebook”, – he added.
The largest social network in the world was under the pressure requirements to usovershenstvovat its work with the data after it became known that approximately 50 million Facebook users ended up in the hands of the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, who worked at campaign headquarters of Donald trump.
The company said that deleted accounts and pages were mostly in Russian, and many practically engaged in import of political ideas.
Previously, Facebook has focused on the closure of fake accounts and accounts rasprostranila fake news.