FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of the Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia, the company’s latest action to combat “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its platform.
Social media companies Facebook, Twitter (TWTR.N) and Google’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube are under intense pressure to help stop illicit political influence campaigns online ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
Here is a list of takedowns announced by Facebook so far this year:
Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Peter Graff