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Facebook, Instagram Remove Accounts From Nigeria, Egypt, UAE, Give Reasons by ExAngel007(f): 6:48am On Oct 05, 2019
Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts,
pages and groups from its social network
platforms over alleged involvement in coordinated
inauthentic behaviour.


The tech giant said it removed a total of 443
Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as
200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United
Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia.

In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook said that
one of the operations was sharing local news in
targeted countries and promoting content about
UAE as well as criticism of Qatar, Turkey and Iran,
NAN reports.

A smaller operation was involved in “domestic-
focused coordinated inauthentic behaviour in
Indonesia,” with fake accounts sharing content in
support of the independence movement in West
Papua province, while others posted criticism of
it.

A third operation, originating in Egypt, focused on
Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen,
Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and Qatar, the social
media company said.

The fake accounts “typically posted about
domestic news and political topics including
content in support of the United Arab Emirates,
Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.

”The fake account also made criticism of Qatar,
Iran, and Turkey; and Yemen’s southern separatist
movement.”

Over 7 million accounts followed one or more of
the pages and some 3,000 accounts joined at least
one of the groups.

Around 193,000 people followed one or more of
the Instagram accounts.(NAN)


https://dailypost.ng/2019/10/04/facebook-instagram-remove-accounts-nigeria-egypt-uae-give-reasons/

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