Facebook Shuts Down Romania-Linked Accounts Posing As Trump Supporters

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Facebook has removed over 100 fake accounts based in Romania over suspected interference in the U.S. presidential election, the company said Thursday amid criticism that it has done too little to counter the spread of misinformation leading up to November.

The accounts ran pages posing as Trump and his supporters on Facebook and Instagram.

The company said in a report that people behind the Romanian network used fake accounts to pose as Americans to amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages.

The foreign pro-Trump troll farm was based in Romania and pushed content on Instagram under names like “BlackPeopleVoteForTrump” and on Facebook under “We Love Our President.”

About 1,600 accounts followed one or more of these pages and around 7,200 people followed one or more of these Instagram accounts.

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