State Department Praises Facebook For Removing Accounts Behind Disinformation Effort

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The State Department on Wednesday lauded Facebook for removing several “inauthentic” accounts that it found were associated with a coordinated campaign to spread disinformation, and specifically called out Russia for its efforts to sow discord.

“We applaud Facebook’s decision to expunge accounts, orchestrated from abroad, that foment division and violence inside the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

“These efforts are part of a broader external campaign aimed at weakening America and threatening our way of life by pitting citizens against each other and sowing discord in general,” she added. “We urge all technology companies to take an aggressive approach to this insidious problem. We demand that Russia and all other malign actors immediately cease this reckless behavior.”


Read more at The Hill.



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