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The social network Facebook has stated this Monday in a press release that it has blocked around 30 accounts on its platform and other 85 in Instagram for suspect who may be linked with foreign entities designed to interfere with the elections of half a term in the united States.
"On Sunday night, federal agents made contact with us about online activities that they had recently discovered and believed that they could be linked to foreign entities," said the company's Mark Zuckerberg in a statement on its blog.
"Our very early research has identified around 30 accounts of Facebook and 85 of Instagram that could be involved in behavior coordinated abuse (...) immediately block those accounts, and now we investigate in detail", added the company.
"The americans should be aware of foreign agents, and Russia in particular, continue to trying to influence the public opinion and the perceptions of the voters, through actions aimed at sowing discord", and even through the social networks, assured the federal authorities in a press release.
The statement ensures that all the pages of Facebook associated with the accounts was in French or Russian. While the accounts on Instagram were written mainly in English, some of the "focusing on celebrities, other in political debate."
"Normally, we would continue with our analysis before announcing something publicly. But given that we're only a day from the major elections in the united States, we wanted people to know about the measures we take and the facts as we know them today," added Facebook.Announcement "sensationalist"
All of this just a few hours after the social network announced that it has decided to withdraw the controversial ad and anti-immigrant campaign of the Republican Party to the polls this Tuesday, to consider that your "content " tabloid" transgresses the policies of the company.
Also through a press release, the company directed by Mark Zuckerberg indicated that although the video may continue to be shared by the users, the social network will not allow you to pay for its dissemination as was the case until now.
local Media have calculated that the republicans spent between 28,000 and $ 100,000 to promote the advert on Facebook and that they received between 2.8 and 5 million visits on the platform.
The action of Facebook occurs after two of the major television networks in the country, NBC and the conservative Fox News, have taken the same decision in the last few hours, and that the channel CNN renege on its emission from the first moment.
The announcement was issued yesterday by NBC in the middle of a game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) and comes from the campaign of president Donald Trump for the mid-term elections are held tomorrow.
In it relates to the immigrants of the caravan from Central america with a convicted criminal in the USA for killing two police officers in 2014, Luis Bracamontes.
"the dangerous criminal illegal as the cop killer Luis Bracamontes don't care about our laws," says the ad, an abridged version of another who shared your own Trump last week on his Twitter account, which also included an indictment of the democrats to allow Bracamontes entered the country.
It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now! https://t.co/0pWiwCHGbhpic.twitter.com/2crea9HF7G
? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
The announcement has provoked numerous criticisms, among them that of the actress Debra Messing, star of the series Will and Grace, which produces NBC, who said to his followers on Twitter to be "ashamed" of your chain issue "that disgusting ad racist." "It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe and what, I think, is our show," said the actress via the social network.
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