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Facebook removes nearly 200 accounts tied to hate groups

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The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys and the American Guard, two hate groups already banned on the platforms. Facebook said it will continue to remove new pages, groups, or accounts created by users trying to circumvent the ban. More than 3.8 million accounts followed one or more of the pages, and more than 171,000 people had followed one of the fake Instagram accounts. Facebook also deactivated another network of 102 fake Instagram and Facebook accounts used to impersonate local politicians and news organisations in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq. Company officials said the fake accounts, which appeared to target domestic audiences in Kurdistan, were linked to Kurdish intelligence services.

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