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Facebook closes suspicious accounts from Iran, Muslim Brotherhood

The accounts engaged in coordinated activity aimed at manipulating public opinion in Israel, Tunisia and other countries. Facebook has gone after Iranian information operations before.
This picture taken on October 5, 2020 in Toulouse, southwestern France, shows logos of US social networks Facebook and Instagram on the screens of a tablet and a mobile phone. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Facebook removed several accounts purportedly from Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood for coordinated activity they each conducted in October.

The social media giant released its October 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report on Thursday. Facebook defines such behavior as “coordinated efforts to manipulate public debate for a strategic goal where fake accounts are central to the operation.”

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