Both Facebook and Twitter Flattened Russian Network
September 3 , 2020
As per Facebook, it has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. The company said that the campaign was linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). This organization is considered to be close to the Russian government and accused of interference in the 2016 US election. Twitter also suspended five accounts from the same network. This report comes just two months before the US presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The announcement came on Tuesday by both Facebook and Twitter as the result of collaboration with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force over the PeaceData website, which served a left-leaning audience.