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Facebook Bans Accounts Of Nigerians, Others (See Why)

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World tech giant (Facebook) has removed hundreds of accounts, pages and groups from its social network platforms over-involvement in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.

Speaking on the verdict, the tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia.

In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook said that one of the operations was sharing local news in targeted countries and promoting content about UAE as well as criticism of Qatar, Turkey and Iran.

A smaller operation was involved in “domestic-focused coordinated inauthentic behaviour in Indonesia,” with fake accounts sharing content in support of the independence movement in West Papua province, while others posted criticism of it.

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