Facebook Details Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior for March 2020

180 accounts, 170 Instagram accounts, 160 pages and 1 group were removed

An example of content Facebook removed in Egypt last month - Credit by Facebook
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Facebook released its monthly report on coordinated inauthentic behavior for March 2020.

The social network said that for March 2020, it took down a total of 180 Facebook accounts, 170 Instagram accounts, 160 pages and one group.

Automated and manual detection were also used to locate and remove 206 Facebook accounts, 435 Instagram accounts, 74 pages and one group connected to networks that were taken down in the past.

As for the new activity last month, Facebook previously reported its takedown of a network of 49 Facebook accounts, 85 Instagram accounts and 69 pages operated by local nationals in Ghana and Nigeria on behalf of individuals in Russia.

The social network also removed 51 Facebook accounts, nine Instagram accounts and nine pages for domestic-focused activity originating in the Sete region of France.

And in Egypt, a network of 81 Facebook accounts, 76 Instagram accounts, 82 pages and one group were removed after the company’s investigation found links to domestic marketing firm Maat

Facebook said activity from this network was focused on Arabic-speaking audiences, with some pages specifically targeting Egypt and the Gulf region.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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