Facebook says has blocked 115 accounts for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'
Facebook said it has blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, said in a blog post that "On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us about online activity that they recently discovered and which they believe may be linked to foreign entities. Our very early-stage investigation has so far identified around 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior. We immediately blocked these accounts and are now investigating them in more detail. Almost all the Facebook Pages associated with these accounts appear to be in the French or Russian languages, while the Instagram accounts seem to have mostly been in English - some were focused on celebrities, others political debate. Typically, we would be further along with our analysis before announcing anything publicly. But given that we are only one day away from important elections in the US, we wanted to let people know about the action we've taken and the facts as we know them today." Reference Link