December 2, 2021 at 7:34 PM #11331HeathcliffKeymaster
NETWORKS REMOVED IN NOVEMBER 2021:
1. Palestine: We removed 141 Facebook accounts, 79 Pages, 13 Groups and 21 Instagram
accounts from the Gaza Strip in Palestine that primarily targeted people in Palestine, and
to a much lesser extent in Egypt and Israel. We found this activity as part of our internal
investigation into the suspected coordinated inauthentic behavior in the region and linked
it to Hamas.
2. Poland: We removed 31 Facebook accounts, four Groups, two Facebook Events and four
Instagram accounts that we believe originated in Poland and targeted Belarus and Iraq.
We found this activity as a result of our internal investigation into suspected coordinated
inauthentic behavior in the region as we monitored the unfolding crisis at the border
between Belarus and the EU. We moved quickly to complete the investigation and
remove this network.
3. Belarus: We removed 41 Facebook accounts, five Groups, and four Instagram accounts in
Belarus that primarily targeted audiences in the Middle East and Europe. We found this
activity as a result of our internal investigation into suspected CIB in the region as we
monitored the ongoing crisis at the border between Belarus and the EU, and moved
quickly to complete the investigation and remove this network. We linked it to the
4. China: We removed 524 Facebook accounts, 20 Pages, four Groups, and 86 accounts on
Instagram. This network originated primarily in China and targeted global
English-speaking audiences in the US and the UK, and also Chinese-speaking audiences
in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet. We began looking into this activity after reviewing
public reporting about the single fake account at the center of this operation. Our
investigation found links to individuals in mainland China, including employees of Sichuan
Silence Information Technology Co, Ltd (an information security firm) and individuals
associated with Chinese state infrastructure companies based around the world.
Facebook’s parent company Meta says the Belarusian KGB has set up dozens of fake accounts, in which agents masquerading as journalists and activists to fuel the migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland border.
Several EU member states have accused Belarus of creating a migrant crisis on the Eastern European borders. The country is encouraging thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa to attempt to cross to Poland and Lithuania in revenge for sanctions imposed on the country. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko denies this and blames the EU for the crisis.
Life is a gift, so live life to the max.January 3, 2022 at 5:30 AM #11717HeathcliffKeymaster
Life is a gift, so live life to the max.
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