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Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Fake News Pages Linked to Russian News Agency Sputnik

Mediaite Thursday, 17 January 2019
Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Fake News Pages Linked to Russian News Agency SputnikFacebook announced that it has removed hundreds of pages “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior” as part of a disinformation campaign being run by employees of Russian news outlet Sputnik. The stunning announcement, made early Thursday, revealed that Facebook has removed 364 pages — boasting 790,000 followers and $135,000 in ad buys between them — […]
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The company said some of the fake content was being run by employees at the Russian news agency Sputnik.

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