Video: Massive Iran-led campaign taken down by Facebook

Sun 10 Feb 2019 11:29 AM GST
Facebook said it took down hundreds of accounts from Iran that were part of a vast manipulation campaign operating in more than 20 countries.

The world's biggest social network said it removed 783 pages, groups and accounts "for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour tied to Iran."

The pages were part of a campaign to promote Iranian interests in various countries by creating fake Facebook or Instagram identities as residents of those nations, according to a statement by Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook.

Arabian Business reporters Shruthi Nair and Bernd Debusmann discuss this manipulation campaign on this episode of Inside AB.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)