Russia is trying to meddle in the U.S. election again, and Facebook said it has removed a network linked to the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) to stop the effort.
The company announced Tuesday that it found a network of accounts, Pages, and Groups on its platform and took it all down because it was attempting to spread misinformation and deceptive content around the U.S. presidential election. Facebook also located and removed another network based in the U.S. targeting Latin American politics, and a third network based in Pakistan that was targeting people in that country and in India.
The Russian activity involved 13 Facebook accounts and two Pages. The effort included fake accounts that looked real, and the organizers behind the campaign tried to purchase political advertising on the social media platform.
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