Facebook Just Removed More Pages and Accounts in the Run-Up to the U.S Midterm Elections

Political content was being used as clickbait to drive users to ad farms

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Another 559 pages and 251 accounts were removed from Facebook in a bid to thwart a coordinated effort to use the upcoming midterm elections in the U.S. as a way to make their content appear more popular on the social network and drive clicks to websites that are actually ad farms.

Head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher and product manager Oscar Rodriguez said in a Newsroom post that the pages and accounts were removed because many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names to post “massive amounts of content” across a network of groups and pages with the aim of driving traffic to their websites.




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