Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior
Today we removed three separate networks for violating our policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB). Two of these networks targeted the United States, among other countries, and one network originated in and targeted domestic audiences in Myanmar.
Over the past three years, we’ve shared our findings on over 100 networks of coordinated inauthentic behavior we detected and removed from our platforms. Earlier this year, we started publishing monthly CIB reports where we share information about the networks we take down to make it easier for people to see progress we’re making in one place. In some cases, like today, we also share our findings soon after our enforcement.
1. We removed 2 Facebook Pages and 22 Instagram accounts for violating our policy against foreign interference which is [coordinated__inauthentic__behavior] on behalf of a foreign entity. This small network was in the early stages of building an audience and was operated by individuals — some wittingly and some unwittingly — from Mexico and Venezuela. It primarily targeted the US.
They used fake accounts to create fictitious personas and post content. These accounts followed, liked and occasionally commented on others’ posts to increase engagement on their own content.
The people behind this activity posted in Spanish and English about news and current events in the US including memes and other content about humor, race relations and racial injustice, feminism and gender relations, environmental issues and religion.
Nov 02, 2020 at 11:42