Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

Newsdesk |
July 9, 2020

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it has removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook and Instagram accounts, 14 pages and one group were removed. Brazilian courts have been investigating the spread of false news in connection with Bolsonaro.

New Delhi, 09 July 2020

As per news report of PTI, there was no immediate comment from the presidential office about Facebook's action. Facebook's executive said the accounts were linked to the Social Liberal Party, which Bolsonaro left last year after winning the 2018 presidential election, and to employees of the president, two of his sons, Sen. Fl vio Bolsonaro and congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, and two other lawmakers.

Source -ptinews.com


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