Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
The administration of the social network Facebook hopes to fight with the distributors, not quite truthful information under the “distribution” includes not only Russian manufacturers of fakes, but also their colleagues in Ukraine.
So, the specialists of the social network stopped working dozens of pages and accounts that are used, in particular, to influence the elections in Ukraine.
This is stated in the statement of the head of Department on cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher, published on Wednesday, reports UNN.
Gleicher notes that “72 deleted account in Facebook, 35 pages and 13 accounts in Instagram”. They were United in a network partially worked in the automated mode in Ukraine. She was focused on the “inner audience”. The investigation has allowed to establish that the specified page “associated with an advertising Agency Postmen DA in Ukraine.”
@Graphika_NYC”s report on our takedown from Ukraine with links to Postmen DA, an advertising agency in Ukraine: https://t.co/GbRg0xbKgX
— Nathaniel Gleicher (@ngleicher) July 8, 2020
“The network was particularly active during the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine in 2019“, — stated Gleicher.
With it supposedly”published political memes, satire and other content, including Crimea, NATO, economic policy of Ukraine, internal politics, elections, criticism, and support a variety of candidates, including Vladimir Zelensky, Yulia Tymoshenko and Petro Poroshenko.”
The statement clarifies that individuals who used data pages and accounts, trying to hide their identity and impersonate other people. Some pages have been removed for “incitement to hatred”.
Estimated to Facebook, 766 thousand accounts were included in the number of subscribers to “one or more pages,” referred to. Person who ran the network, spent about $ 1.93 million dollars on advertising in Facebook and Instagram.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that in September of last year, the administration of Facebook has deleted the accounts of 168, 149 and page 79 groups, “focused on Ukraine”, for “coordinated unreliable behavior.” Among the remote resource is listed as “Znayu” and “Politeka”, which, according to company SocialBakers, there were 2.8 million and 2.2 million subscribers respectively.