Facebook Says It Purged More Than 800 Spam Accounts, Pages

Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. Facebook accuses their backers of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" for setting up networks of pages and accounts designed to mislead users about who they are and what they're doing. The social network says these accounts spread "sensational political content" designed to drive people to ad-laden websites outside Facebook. In the past, such spammers have… Read at AP News

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