Facebook Says It Removed Accounts From China That Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms

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Published on September 27, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Facebook Says It Removed Accounts From China That Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms

Facebook Says It , Removed Accounts From China That , Attempted to Interfere in US Midterms. NBC News reports that Facebook parent company Meta made the announcement on Sept.

27.

According to Meta, fake accounts were set up with Chinese individuals posing as Americans.

Those individuals then attacked politicians from both sides of the aisle and posted controversial material.

Those individuals then attacked politicians from both sides of the aisle and posted controversial material.

According to Meta, there were only about 84 Facebook accounts within the fake network and they were taken down before they had a chance to widen their reach.

What this operation was doing was targeting U.S. domestic politics, targeting both sides, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News.

What this operation was doing was targeting U.S. domestic politics, targeting both sides, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News.

And it’s the first time we’ve seen that from a Chinese operation in this way.

So even though it was small, even though we caught it early, it’s a significant change in what we’ve seen from Chinese operations, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News.

The fake accounts were not attributed to Chinese intelligence agencies, but the posts came from individuals who worked 9 a.m.

To 5 p.m.

In China.

Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, says the tech giant is in a better position to assess these threats than in the past.

.

The difference between 2016 and now is that in 2016, there wasn’t really a defensive team at all.

There were a few open-source researchers like me, they were a few people at the platforms, but there wasn’t any kind of joined-up effort.

, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News.

The difference between 2016 and now is that in 2016, there wasn’t really a defensive team at all.

There were a few open-source researchers like me, they were a few people at the platforms, but there wasn’t any kind of joined-up effort.

, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News.

What I see now is there really is that joined-up approach.

There’s a team effort that goes across platforms, news outlets, open-source institutions.

So there’s far more people playing defense, Ben Nimmo, Meta’s head of threat intelligence, via NBC News


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