Facebook takes down thousands of Chinese accounts targeting U.S. elections and politics
Social media giant Facebook has deactivated thousands of what it says are fraudulent accounts created in China to influence U.S. politics and bilateral relations, according to an investigative report by Facebook parent company Meta.
The company said it had shut down one network of 4,789 bogus Facebook accounts in China that targeted U.S. politics and another network of 13 accounts and seven groups that targeted India, Tibet and the United States, according to a threat report made public Thursday. A third network of fake Russian Facebook accounts also was shut down.
Many of the fraudulent Facebook...