Facebook has figured out a troll farm with ties to Iran

2 weeks ago

Facebook figured out 14 networks from 11 countries that used fake accounts for fraudulent campaigns.

One of them was linked to an Iranian group that runs a troll farm in Albania.

In March, the social media giant blocked 1,167 Facebook accounts, 290 Instagram accounts, 255 pages and 34 groups because of their links to these “campaigns of coordinated misconduct” targeting Israel, Mexico, Georgia and so on.

The three groups that Facebook took action against used profile photos, likely created by artificial intelligence.

Since September 2019, the company has removed four other groups using similar methods. Facebook said it could easily recognize these photos for errors such as unnaturally distorted backgrounds or facial features, asymmetrical frames on glasses, and more.

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