Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election
April 14, 2017
PARIS (AP) — Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
The company said Thursday it's trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts."
It said its efforts "enabled us to take action" against the French accounts and that it is removing sites with the highest traffic.
Facebook and French media are also running fact-checking pr...