On eve of US elections, Facebook pulls down 115 “inauthentic” accounts

War room leader for Brazil elections Lexi Sturdy works in Facebook's "War Room," during a media demonstration on October 17, 2018, in Menlo Park, California.

On Monday evening, Facebook announced that thanks to a tip from federal law enforcement, it had removed 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts “that may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of cybersecurity policy, wrote in a blog post that these accounts were blocked and that nearly all of the Facebook pages were written in French or Russian, while the Instagram pages were written in English.

“Some were focused on celebrities, others political debate,” he wrote, and did not list or further describe them.

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