According to recent reports, META’s latest counter-reports claim that people with ties to the US military are involved in online propaganda. This campaign is the first to be condemned by a large company, and the United States and its allies fully support it. Read the full article to know more about this news.
About the campaign
Describing the campaign and the action taken, Meta wrote: “39 Facebook accounts, 16 pages and two groups, as well as 26 Instagram accounts, were removed for violating the platform’s policy on coordinated inauthentic behavior.” This network originates from America.
“It included a number of fake accounts on our platforms, some of which were detected and disabled by our automated systems before we could investigate. Most of the posts from this operation had little to no engagement from the right communities,” Meta said in the report.
According to Meta’s statements, some accounts criticize Iran while talking about women’s rights, while others pretend to be independent news outlets and take content from various websites. To avoid this, various social media applications like Twitter, Instagram, Telegram etc. “The people behind this operation tried to hide their identity and coordination, but our investigation revealed that they were connected to individuals with links to the US military,” the report said.
The Washington Post previously reported that the Pentagon conducted a “clear audit” of how the U.S. military conducted secret information warfare after receiving reports of such an operation. The US Department of Defense told the BBC it was “aware of the report published by Meta”. “At this time, we have no further comment on the report or any action that may be taken by the department as a result of the report,” he added.
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