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Facebook: Iran and Russia's intervention in the US election is on the way

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/10/22 14:31:13     readed:672


Nathaniel gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, posted a detailed post about it. According to its disclosure, Facebook has found and removed fake accounts from four different Internet accounts, including more than 100 Facebook and instagram accounts. Three of the suspicious networks were found to be related to Iran, one to Russia, and most of their deception was directed at the United States.

Interestingly, Russia's activity was largely determined to come from Instagram, which has deleted 50 suspicious accounts. '"This action has shown some of the signs of contact with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and a resource-sufficient action to hide their identity and location through continuous action security measures.",' said Gleicher.


An expression pack from an American conservative group is shared by a Russian related account

Graphika, a social media analysis firm, also independently verified Facebook's investigation and released a report.


An example from the graphika report: an Internet meme identified from Russia in 2016 seems to be re used in 2019

At the same time, Facebook has also put forward some new measures to help fight these foreign threats before the US election in 2020. Facebook said it would increase transparency by explicitly identifying the owner of the web page, marking the media source of the country's control, and providing stronger security for the accounts of elected officials.

In addition, Facebook said it would slow down the spread of content marked as potentially false before it is reviewed by third-party fact inspectors, thus preventing the viral spread of false information more quickly.


"We're not going to check the authenticity of political ads," Zuckerberg recently said in a speech that the "We do this in order to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see what politicians are talking about. If the content has news value, we will not pull it down, even if it conflicts with many of our standards."


In response to Facebook's policy position, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said his team bought a political ad on the platform in early October, the content of which was not real. In response, the foreign media joked, Zuckerberg's latest statement hinted that he will support Trump's re-election.

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