Facebook removes 783 fake pages, accounts tied to Iran

Pages, groups and accounts tied to Iran. (AFP)
Updated 01 February 2019
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Facebook removes 783 fake pages, accounts tied to Iran

NEW YORK: Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That’s the social network’s term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.
Facebook has disclosing such purges more regularly in recent months, including ones linked to groups in Myanmar , Bangladesh and Russia .
The accounts on Facebook and Instagram typically misrepresented themselves as locals in more than two dozen countries ranging from Afghanistan, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia and the US
Facebook says the accounts spent about $30,000 on advertisements, paid for in US dollars, British pounds, Canadian dollars and euros.
The company says Twitter helped its investigation by sharing information about suspicious activity it found on its own service.


Iranian FM summons Pakistan’s ambassador over bombing attack

Updated 17 February 2019
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Iranian FM summons Pakistan’s ambassador over bombing attack

Iranian foreign ministry summons Pakistan's ambassador over deadly suicide bombing attack, reported by Tasnim news agency

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