Facebook has removed two networks of fake Facebook accounts tied to digital marketing firms that were disseminating various narratives about Gulf countries through both Facebook and Instagram, the company announced on Monday.
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One of the networks, based in Egypt, included 333 Facebook accounts, 195 pages, 9 groups and 1,194 Instagram accounts.
The network “repeatedly violated our inauthentic behaviour policy are now banned from Facebook”.
The second network, based in India, included 37 Facebook accounts, 32 pages, 11 groups and 42 Instagram accounts. It primarily focused on the Gulf, as well as the US, UK and Canada.
Despite efforts to hide their identity, the network was found to be linked to aRep Global, an India-based digital marketing firm.
In total, 467 Facebook accounts were removed for information operations in February, along with 1,245 Instagram accounts, 248 pages and 49 groups.
Other networks were discovered operating from Iran, Russia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
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