Facebook has deleted hundreds of accounts factory Talladega Dragun | 07.08.2020
She pretended to be African-American support group Donald trump.
Also, the social network deleted thousands of fake accounts associated with the conservative media “The Epoch Times”, which was distributed information about the conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and the protests in the United States.
Facebook has removed these accounts in the context of combating unauthorized coordinated behavior, that is, use fake accounts to cheat hits and increase the popularity
content. Supported trump’s factory trolley worked in Romania and post content to Instagram under the name “BlackPeopleVoteForTrump” and on Facebook under the name “We Love Our President”.
Facebook stressed that the reason for the removal of accounts was unacceptable behavior and not the content itself — you can’t create fake accounts to increase activity.
The researchers found that many of the messages the Troll factory was created by a user named David Adrian, who used someone else’s photo for a profile and claimed that he alternately
lives in Romania and Montana. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter has deleted some of his accounts.
A separate factory trolls associated with media “the Epoch Media Group”. It included 303 account on Facebook, 181 page 44 of the group on Facebook and 31 account on Instagram. All factory
trolls and its accounts in social networks there were 2 million subscribers. “Epoch Media Group” is the parent company of the newspaper “The Epoch Times”. Accounts post information about the protests of the United States,
conspiracy theories and those who stand behind them. Some accounts have spread misinformation about COVID-19 and have been banned previously.
Facebook has twice taken action against accounts that belong to the Epoch Times. Last year Facebook banned “The Epoch Times” to advertise on the social network for
affiliated accounts “Honest newspaper” and “Honest journalism”. Then the publication “The Epoch Times” was the largest buyer of advertising on Facebook in support of tramp, which was not
the official party advertising companies.
For example “Epoch Media”, Facebook, showed an account called “Truth14” and post a meme about a baseball player who was not on his knee during the national anthem. Signature
said “This guy needs a strong support, because the crowd will come for him and his family”