Facebook has continued its crackdown on coordinated misinformation in the Philippines.
The social media monstrous said here on Friday it had taken down more than 200 sheets, groups, and accounts in their respective countries, which it said misinformed others about who they were and what they were doing.
“We’re taking down these Sheets and accounts based on their behavior , not the content they affixed, ” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity plan, said in a statement online.
“In this case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used bogus accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.”
Facebook said the people behind the activity employed a mix of real and fake details to announce on sheets and groups.
“They regularly posted about local and political news, including topics like the upcoming elections, campaigner updates and considers, alleged misconduct of political opponents, and controversial incidents that were alleged to occur during previous administrations, ” Gleicher added.
Around 3.6 million accounts followed one or more of these Facebook sheets, and around $59,000 was spent on advertising.
Facebook also shared some of the posts published by these pages.
It claimed the specific activities was linked to a network are governed by Nic Gabunada, who was behind the social media strategy for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
In 2016, Gabunada helped deliver succes to Duterte through a system of voluntaries who would help enlarge the presidential candidate’s send via social media. A years later, Duterte declared he paid trolls to aid expedited his campaign.
The latest war comes after Facebook censored a Philippines digital sell companionship called Twinmark Media Enterprises in January, after it was accused of using bogus notes and exchanging access to pages.