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    Heathcliff
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    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
    Belarusian KGB.

    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.

    Source: https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Metas-Adversarial-Threat-Report.pdf

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    Heathcliff
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