Facebook Protect: Facebook launched new security feature
Facebook has announced to remove four networks of ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ tied to Russia and Iran as it prepares to launch new features related to elections.
The company said it removed number of fake accounts operating from Russia and Iran.
“We took down these networks based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Facebook said in a post. “In each case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.”
In addition to the network removals, Facebook is going to prominently label posts that include false information. Besides that, the social networking site plans to introduce a U.S. presidential candidate spend tracker that will show users how much each candidate has spent on Facebook ads.
Moreover, in order to protect the official accounts of elected officials and related authorities from hackers, the company has introduced a new tool known as ‘Facebook Protect’.