Facebook has blocked several hundred pages of spam

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Facebook заблокировал несколько сотен страниц из-за спамаIn some groups in Facebook posted a huge number of posts to drive traffic to the websites described in the company.

Facebook blocked 559 pages 251 account because of spam, said in a blog of the company, published 11 Oct.

Some people are using fake accounts to create a network of pages where climatie publish posts to attract traffic to web sites that are “ad farms”.

“People do that, publish the same climatie messages in dozens of groups in Facebook, often hundreds of times in a short period, to attract traffic to their sites”, – told in the company, noting that more and more often used for this purpose sensational political content. In Facebook said that the intensification of such activities occurred shortly before the midterm elections in the United States.

November 6, Americans will elect the House of representatives and 35 senators out of 100. On July 24 the President of the United States Donald trump has said that Russia will “make every effort” to influence the new election campaign and to help the Democratic party. On the same day the Deputy Minister of internal security of the United States Christopher Krebs reported that RF interference in the congressional elections the inferior operation in 2016.

31 July, Facebook announced that it has removed from the social network and from Instagram 32 pages and account with evidence of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that were associated with the preparation of the protests in Washington.

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