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Facebook Is Moving Fast to Limit Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

October 29, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

Facebook is not sitting idly by while attackers attempt to influence the social network's users with inauthentic accounts and recently removed 82 pages that were followed by over 1 million accounts. Facebook is moving swiftly to disrupt and remove nation-state backed attackers from its social media platform. It's all part of a renewed effort from the company to help restore confidence in its platform, ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in the United States. On Oct. 26, Facebook announced that has removed 82 pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior. According to Facebook, the actions originated in Iran and targeted individuals in the U.S. and the UK. In a call with press, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cyber-security policy, explained what happened and the processes that Facebook now has in place to rapidly