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Facebook blocks fake accounts but election battle goes on


November 8, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company's efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point.

What's not known is how much the company isn't catching and whether this "whack-a-mole" fight will ever end, as those wanting to influence U.S. and other elections can easily create replacement Facebook pages, groups and accounts.

Facebook said it blocked an unspecified number of additional accounts on Election Day because of suspected connections to foreign efforts to interfere in the voting through disinformation on socia...

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