Facebook and Twitter said on Tuesday that they removed social media accounts for a news organization going by the name of PeaceData, which they linked to Russia’s state propaganda efforts.
Following investigations started by both platforms, Facebook said it removed 13 accounts and two pages, while Twitter said it banned five accounts, all of which were used to promote news articles hosted on the PeaceData.net website.
In a series of tweets today, Twitter confirmed this assessment, claiming that the banned PeaceData accounts “Achieved little impact on Twitter and were identified and removed quickly.”
On the other hand, Facebook was more brazen in a blog post today, claiming that the PeaceData website was linked to “Individuals associated with past activity by the Russian Internet Research Agency,” the infamous Russian company based in Sankt Petersburg that is known to engage in online influence operations on behalf of the Russian government, and who is mostly known for its interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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