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Facebook detects information campaigns from Russia, Iran

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Facebook has detected multiple coordinated information campaigns, including those originating in Iran and Russia, it announced on Tuesday.

The company said it has removed hundreds of pages and accounts that it says were involved in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its flagship social network, as well as on its Instagram photo-sharing service.

Facebook said the Russian and Iranian-based efforts were distinct, and that it has not detected any evidence of coordination between them, but that they both used similar tactics. 

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