Facebook has blocked dozens of accounts to a targeted policy of disinformation operated. The former Trump Advisor Roger Stone, the extreme-right hate group "Proud Boys", as well as a network to Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro, affected Facebook's cyber-security chief Nathaniel of the Same, announced on Wednesday.
A network of 50 personal and business pages, both with the hate group, as well as with a Stone, in combination, have sold over Facebook-accounts Posts about local politics in Florida, it said. Active the Accounts, particularly between 2015 and 2017 had been. Also, Stone and his Partner had used fake accounts and Followers, to Stones books and articles promoting. Stones personal Profiles at Facebook and Instagram had also been deleted.
"Proud Boys" had already been 2018 with a lock assigned. But supporters of the organization had tried to circumvent the measure, with the creation of new pages or accounts. It is the third Time within a few months, that Facebook announced the deletion of the content with respect to "Proud Boys".
Brazilian network with Connections to Bolsonaro
in addition, Facebook was a disinformation network Brazilian accounts, to have spread divisive political messages.Reason, the dissemination of false information, use false identities, as well as other violations of Facebook rules are. The locked accounts are assigned to individuals to have worked for President Bolsonaro and his sons Eduardo and Flavio. It's going to be more than 80 accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook's cyber-security chief, the Same said, the deletions showed that practices such as in the case of Stones would not be tolerated. "We expect that other political actors will cross this red line and coordinated spurious appearances to influence the public debate."Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 02:19