Facebook has banned several Russian accounts from which links were being shared with the Russian Disinfect Network.
Mumbai : Facebook has banned a number of Russian accounts from which links were shared with the Russian Disinfect Network. It was claimed in these links that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca could turn people into chimpanzees. The network originated in Russia and targeted users primarily in India, Latin America, and the Americas. (Facebook Bans Russian Network For Claiming Covid Vaccine Will Turn Humans Into Chimps)
The social media giant said in a report released on Tuesday that Facebook’s investigation had revealed that a campaign was being launched against the covid vaccine from some accounts. Faz is a subsidiary of a UK-registered marketing firm, operating primarily from Russia. “We have deleted 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts for violating our policy against foreign interference,” said Ben Nimmo, Global Io Threat Intelligence Lead and Facebook Io Threat Intelligence Team in their report.
The network operates on more than a dozen platforms, but failed to generate users, said Ben Nimmo. Our investigation has found that there was a connection between this campaign and Faz. Faiz is now banned from our platform. Several governments, including Latin America, India and the United States, are discussing emergency authorities for the vaccines.
Facebook’s investigation has revealed that misleading articles and petitions were created on several platforms. Fake accounts on social media, including Facebook and Instagram, were being used to increase off-platform content seed, using crude spammy strategies. Facebook said that between December 14 and December 21, about 10,000 posts were made with the hashtag of the operation, often containing links to the off-platform articles of the operation.
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(Facebook Bans Russian Network For Claiming Covid Vaccine Will Turn Humans Into Chimps)