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Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

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Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU electionROME (AP) — Facebook says it has shut down some Italian accounts that were phony and pages that were spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections. "We have removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices," the social network said Sunday. It also took down pages that were...
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News video: Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel

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According to Reuters, Facebook said that it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called “inauthentic behavior” targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa. The move is part of wider efforts by Facebook to address...

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