Facebook dismantles network of accounts promoting Trump from Romania

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Facebook has dismantled a network of some 120 accounts on its network and on its Instagram application that were engaged in an operation to promote President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and maneuvered from Romania, the US group said Thursday.

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In all, in July, the two platforms removed more than 1,000 accounts identified as “non-genuine” by their behavior aimed at deceiving the public as to their intentions or origins.

The social media giant is stepping up efforts to counter disinformation operations and foreign interference in the run-up to the US presidential election.

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