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US Midterms: Facebook blocks around 30 user accounts

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Immediately before the US congressional elections, the social network Facebook blocked around 30 user accounts for alleged foreign influence. Also 85 user accounts of the daughter network Instagram were blocked, shared

Facebook on Monday with.

Accordingly, the group was informed on Sunday evening by US authorities about online activities that could be related to foreign players. Thereupon approximately suspicious 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts were identified. „We immediately blocked these accounts and are now investigating them in detail,“ said Facebook. There is a suspicion of a „coordinated“ approach.

US President Donald Trump owes his surprise electoral victory two years ago to US intelligence findings from Russia-led social media disinformation campaigns.