So many accounts suspended in Iraq and Iran
In Iraq and Iran, Facebook suspended 675 Facebook accounts, 16 Pages and 10 Instagram accounts that allegedly targeted people in Iraq and Al-Maref Radio in Iraq and Alborz Analysis & Development, an IT firm in Tehran were connected. Commenting on this, Facebook said, “In our internal investigation, we found that such activities were against our policy.”
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Also of people associated with political strategy in Mexico
In Mexico, Facebook removed 1,621 Facebook accounts, 1,795 pages, 75 groups and 93 Instagram accounts focused on the state of Campeche and associated with people from that state. This included individuals who were working for Worgcorp, a political strategy and public relations firm in Mexico.
Facebook is taking action on such accounts
Facebook said, “We found this activity as part of our internal investigation into suspected coordinated unauthenticated behavior in the region and removed it ahead of the Mexican elections. Groups and Pages are involved that try to mislead people about who they are and what they are doing by relying on fake accounts, then we can directly remove the unauthenticated and authentic accounts involved, both the Page and the group remove.”