US Election: Facebook Removes Several Fake Accounts Of Conservative Group

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Facebook has removed 276 fake accounts used as right-wing American people. The company announced on Thursday that these fakely used accounts were often commented in favor of President Donald Trump and on news related to him.

Facebook also permanently banned a digital communication company in Arizona, about which Facebook says the same company is behind these fake accounts.

The Washington Post last month reported the pro-Trump group ‘ Turning Point Action ‘ to give money to teenagers to send coordinated support messages. In the post, it was termed as a violation of Facebook rules.

Facebook and Twitter regularly delete such fake accounts that try to influence the election by interfering in Us political discourse. The accounts whose networks Facebook has removed were activated in 2018 before the midterm elections and were inactive until June. Since then, these accounts have shown more activity on topics such as the Coronavirus epidemic, criticism of the Democratic Party and its candidate Joe Biden, the appreciation of Republican Party nominee Trump and other leaders.

According to Facebook, the account was running the company Rally Forge of Arizona. However, the people behind the network made efforts to hide their identities and coordinated work, but our investigation has revealed their relationship with the rally forge, Facebook said.

 

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