Meta Shuts Down Influence Operations Started in China, Russia-Hdmoviefreedownload

Meta, based in Menlo Park, Calif., has routinely taken down such networks since Russian trolls used Facebook to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


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Platforms Inc. said Tuesday that it has removed separate networks in China and Russia that were running covert influence campaigns related to U.S. politics and the war in Ukraine.

In a post on its blog, the Facebook parent company said it has taken down a small network that originated in China and operated across multiple social media platforms, targeting U.S. voters on both sides of the political spectrum ahead of the 2022 midterm election.

The network also pushed antigovernment sentiments related to the Czech Republic’s foreign policy toward China and Ukraine, Meta said.

The company said it has removed a large network that originated in Russia and operated across a sprawling network of more than 60 websites that were made to look like legitimate European news organizations.

The network targeted Germany, as well as France, Italy, Ukraine and the U.K., with narratives supporting Russia in the conflict with Ukraine and criticizing Ukrainian refugees, Meta said.

Meta called it the “largest and most complex Russian-origin operation that we’ve disrupted since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.”

Meta has routinely reported taking down these types of networks from its social media services since the discovery that Russian trolls used Facebook to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election. The company often announces the most notable of its coordinated inauthentic-networks takedowns, and it publishes a report summarizing its various network removals from its services each quarter.

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