Facebook deletes hundreds of pages and accounts for spreading fake news

Facebook has announced that it has deleted over 800 mostly US-based pages and accounts that were posting politically oriented spam and engaging in, inauthentic behaviour.

But how do you establish inauthentic behaviour?

How do you know that this is politically oriented spam?

READ: Facebook partners with Africa Check to curb the spread of fake news

What mechanism do they have in order to identify all of this?

Publisher at Stuff magazine Toby Shapshak says there is more bad news for Facebook and even though they are saying they are deleting these accounts, it turns out these people have discovered how to manipulate it, he says.

There is some interesting information that it isn't Russian hackers or Russian internet trolls or the same as GRU internet trolls who are trying to cause dissent in America but American themselves were putting up fake pages.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher at Stuff magazine

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