Facebook shuts down another misinformation campaign using the same playbook as Russian trolls
Facebook said it took down a coordinated quote influence campaign ahead of the midterms.
32 accounts and pages were removed.
Alfred, that doesn't really sound like a lot to me.
It's not a lot when you consider it's only these accounts, but if you think about how many other people follow these pages, Facebook had said that in total 290,000 accounts followed at least one of these pages, which is, that's a large amount of people.
And then they, these 32 accounts were responsible for about 30 real-life events that had taken place, where people People showed up to and protested or counter-protested, when this was something that was not done genuinely.
Which was exactly the same playbook that the Internet research agency did, which was the Russian troll farm.
That's the exact same playbook that they had.
Post this really divisive content, whether or not it's from the left or the right political view, the whole idea is to sow chaos and, you know, Have people not trust the political system and just generally be angry with each other.
That being said, even though it's the same playbook as what Russian trolls did, it's still unclear whether or not they were the same ones that were behind it.
But it is clear that this managed to slip through even though Facebook implemented all these measures to basically stop that from happening.
Catching on to Facebook's tricks and kinda getting around it, again in more of a cat and mouse game.
Cat and mouse game continues.