Facebook authorities have blocked 265 fake accounts for spreading false information. Facebook has banned a company from Israel due to ‘inappropriate behavior’. On Friday, a blog post reported that Facebook’s Cyber Security Policy head Nathaniel Gleacher
In the blog post, Gleicher said the fake accounts that were being blocked were mainly spreading false information about the political situation in Africa. He said the closure accounts were directed from Israel.
According to the BBC report, the name of the banned Israeli company is Archimedes Group. The company spreads false information about the political situation of African countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia. Besides, they were also spreading false information about some countries of Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Gleicher said, ‘Those who are behind this network were running different pages using fake accounts and false information was spread through these pages. They recognized themselves as local people and leaked information about politicians.
Failure to stop spreading false information Facebook has been criticized for quite some time. In 2009, after the election of Donald Trump, the Facebook authorities took an initiative called the Information Verification Program.