Facebook announces closure of several fake Iranian accounts targeting U.S.

Facebook is continuing to crack down on what it calls coordinated and untrue practices aimed at creating political conflict,media reported. The company said in a news release On Wednesday local time that it had written off several fake Iranian accounts targeting the United States. The social networking giant said it had shut down six Iranian-based Facebook accounts and five Instagram accounts as part of a network that tried to create foreign intervention in the United States.

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Facebook announces closure of several fake Iranian accounts targeting U.S.

One of the fake accounts deleted by Facebook

In addition to fake Accounts in Iran, Facebook has targeted Russian accounts – shutting down 78 Facebook accounts, 11 pages and 29 groups, as well as four Instagram accounts. It is reported that all these accounts in Russia were created for Ukraine.

Facebook also shut down 13 Facebook accounts and 10 pages focused on Myanmar in Vietnam and Myanmar.

“We’ve been trying to find and stop this kind of activity because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people. We will delete these pages, groups, and accounts based on their behavior, not what they post. “

Facebook has purged thousands of Iranian and Russian accounts in recent years that are trying to intervene foreignly.