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Facebook removes fake accounts targeting Africa



WITH AFRICANESE

Facebook claims it has removed hundreds of social media accounts targeting countries in Africa. She also said she had forbidden an Israeli firm to "coordinate her true behavior."

The global social media giant said 265 unsubscribed social media accounts were targeted at Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia.

Other regions include Latin America and Southeast Asia.

People behind this network use fake accounts to run pages, distribute content, and artificially increase their engagement.

In a blog post, the company said that "people behind this network have used fake accounts to run pages, distribute content, and artificially increase their engagement."

CyberNabic said that these networks also "represent themselves as local residents, including news organizations and publish the alleged information about politicians."

It says that people behind those accounts have spent about $ 812,000 for ads between December 2012 and April 2019.

Five of the six targeted African countries have had elections since 2016.

Tunisia is expected to hold its national elections later this year.


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