Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Policy Violation: Facebook removes 1126 pages mostly in India and Pakistan


Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

The social networking site “Facebook” in a publication through its official blog, the deletion of 1126 pages and account and group on Facebook and Ingestam, on the pretext that they are fictitious accounts tracking “deception,” mostly in India and Pakistan, where the company said that today’s step included four separate removals – each distinct and offline, which is as follows:

– 103 pages, groups and accounts were removed at Facebook and Instagram, to engage in uncoordinated behavior as part of a network originated in Pakistan.

– 687 pages, collections and Facebook accounts have been removed, most of which have already been detected and suspended by automated systems – operating in uncoordinated behavior in India and linked to individuals associated with an IT cell of the National Indian Council (INC).

– Fifteen pages of Facebook pages, groups and accounts involved in uncoordinated behavior in India have been removed and linked to individuals associated with an Indian IT company, Silver Touch.

– As 321 pages have been removed and an account in India has violated the company’s rules against spam, unlike the first three procedures, this last activity is not a single or coordinated process – these are multiple sets of pages and accounts that behaved similarly and Facebook’s policy was violated as described Company.

“The operations we found were engaged in uncoordinated behavior in two distinct groups of activity in India and one network in Pakistan,” Facebook said in a statement. “We found no links between the campaigns we removed today, but they used similar methods by creating account networks To mislead others about who they were and what they were doing. “

Facebook explained that it is constantly working on discovering and stopping this type of activity, explaining that it removes these pages and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they published. In this case, people who stand behind these pages in coordination with each other and used false accounts and that is Basis of our work “.

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