Twitter & Facebook Shutter Pro-Trump Network of 55 Million Active Accounts
Twitter and Facebook have recently shut down a network of fake accounts that pushed pro-Trump messages all while bearing American names and pretending to be Americans with AI-generated faces as profile pictures.
MicBloggynews confirmed from the source, that; “a blog post, Facebook said that it connected the accounts to a US-based media company called The BL that, it claims, has ties to Epoch Media Group. In August, NBC News first reported that Epoch Media Group was pushing messages in support of President Donald Trump across social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Epoch has extensive connections to Falun Gong, an eccentric Chinese spiritual community that has faced significant persecution from the country’s central government.”
It should be noted that the Epoch Times denied the connection to The BL in a statement to The made through our source, Facebook begs to differ: “With all due respect to the publisher of the Epoch Times, he may not know executives at The BL were active admins on Epoch Media Group Pages as recently as this morning when their accounts were deactivated and the BL was removed,” said Facebook staff.
“ The Unexpected Story Now Is That The BL Have Been Banned From Facebook:
According to information from Facebook many of the fake accounts used in the latest campaign employed false profile photos that appeared to have been generated by artificial intelligence. Those accounts would post BL content in other Facebook groups while pretending to be Americans. Pro-Trump messages were often posted “at very high frequencies” and linked to off-platform sites belonging to the BL and The Epoch Times. Also, the accounts and pages were created and used by Americans.
Our source confirmed that Facebook removed 610 accounts, 89 Facebook pages, 156 groups, and 72 Instagram accounts that were connected to the organization. Around 55 million accounts followed one of these Facebook pages and 92,000 followed at least one of the Instagram accounts. The organization spent nearly $9.5 million in advertisements, according to Facebook.”
“The BL is now banned from Facebook,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, said in a statement. “We are continuing to investigate all linked networks, and will take action as appropriate if we determine they are engaged in deceptive behavior.”
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