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Facebook takes down Brazil activist network ahead of elections

Updated : July 25, 2018 09:41 PM IST

Facebook said in a statement that it deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind fake Facebook accounts and misled people about the nature and origin of its content, all for the purpose of sowing division and spreading misinformation."
However, sources told Reuters that the network was run by senior organizers from the Movimento Brazil Livre (MBL) or "Free Brazil Movement."
Their statement criticized Facebook for blocking several organizers without giving a full explanation, complaining that some of the banned accounts were using members' real names and personal information.
Facebook takes down Brazil activist network ahead of elections
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