Facebook has recently announced that it has detected and taken off a group of China-based Facebook profiles and pages. The accused accounts had been seeking to hinder in foreign politics – including the US President Election, which is 40 days away.
The cluster incorporated 155 Facebook accounts, 9 Groups, 11 Pages, as well as 6 Instagram accounts. Moreover, nearly 133,000 accounts followed at least one of such pages, and around 61,000 people are linked to one or more of these groups. For Instagram accounts, about 150 profiles followed at least one of them.
As per Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at Facebook – “This campaign took operational security steps to conceal their identity and location, including through the use of VPNs (virtual private networks).”