Facebook Bans Over 200 New Russian Accounts

Facebook removed over 200 accounts and pages linked to Russian trolls that had attempted to influence U.S. politics around the time of the 2016 election. The company removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts, as well as 138 Facebook pages linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Kremlin-linked troll farm whose top employees have been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said 95 percent of the accounts that Facebook took down were in Russian and targeted at Russians or Russian speakers in nearby countries like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

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So? I bet a lot more people voluntarily deleted their Facebook accounts after that little data mining revelation from a couple weeks ago.

"95 percent of the accounts that Facebook took down were in Russian and targeted at Russians or Russian speakers in nearby countries like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine." So, Russians and Russian speakers in Central Asia can influence public opinion in the States? Wow!

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Removing 200 accounts is completely worthless farce, done only for show. 400 new ones added in the time it took to read the headline. 

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Facebook is trying to safe face, but the social media giant was complicit in the Russian hacking of American democracy in 2016 and Cambridge Analytica's dirty tricks as well. 

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Of about 28.9 million Facebook accounts in Russia Facebook bans 200. Wow. Great job Zuck. 

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''Most of our actions against the IRA to date have been to prevent them from interfering in foreign elections. This update is about taking down their pages targeting people living in Russia," Zuckerberg said. Too little, too late. 

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Is this ban a big deal? Probably not compared to the unsupervised act that happened on this overblown internet danger called Facebook. Get rid of it. So sad, people will have to make real friends in person now. 

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Facebook is all over the place. It's going to be a s*#t storm for them this year. RIP Facebook. 

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