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Posts published in “Day: April 2, 2019”

Facebook removes 687 pages, accounts of Congress

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, social media giant Facebook on Monday removed 687 fake Facebook pages and accounts of Congress for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour. All the 687 spams — 138 pages and 549 Facebook accounts – were linked to individuals associated with an IT Cell of the Indian National Congress (INC), Facebook Cybersecurity Policy Head Nathaniel Gleicher said here. He said about 206,000 accounts were followed by one or more of these pages. Around 39,000 dollars have been spent for ads on Facebook, paid for in Indian currency. The first ad ran in August 2014 and…