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Facebook has blocked 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

7 days ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

Facebook has announced that it has blocked 115 accounts on both Facebook and Instagram ahead of the US midterm elections. The social network has revealed that these accounts could be linked to ‘foreign entities' and this suggest that they could be use to interfere with the elections. On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us...
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On eve of US elections, Facebook pulls down 115 “inauthentic” accounts

On eve of US elections, Facebook pulls down 115 “inauthentic” accounts

7 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / War room leader for Brazil elections Lexi Sturdy works in Facebook's "War Room," during a media demonstration on October 17, 2018, in Menlo Park, California.
On Monday evening, Facebook announced that thanks to a tip from federal law enforcement, it had removed 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts "that may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior."
Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, wrote in a blog post that these accounts were blocked and that nearly all of the Facebook pages were written in French or Russian, while the Instagram...
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