Meta removes thousands of Facebook accounts posing as US citizens
Meta announced Thursday that it removed thousands of Chinese Facebook accounts posing as American citizens to promulgate polarizing political content online and targeting both sides of the political spectrum.
The parent company of Facebook explained its efforts to kill off the accounts before they started to gain organic traction in its Q3 Adversarial Threat report. Meta additionally shed light on the danger presented by foreign political campaigns, especially as election season gets underway.
“Foreign threat actors are attempting to reach people across the internet ahead of next year’s elections, and...