Facebook says Russia may have been behind a fresh plot to contaminate US democracy during the midterms

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Facebook says the 115 accounts it pulled down this week for meddling in the midterms may have been linked to notorious troll farm, the Internet Research Agency. Facebook was not categorical in drawing a link between the inauthentic behavior and the IRA, but said there were reasons to suspect a connection. Facebook has been much more vigilant and transparent about suspected meddling than it was during the 2016 presidential election.

Facebook pulled down 115 Instagram and Facebook accounts this week over fears they were meddling in the midterms. Now, Facebook has said the accounts may be linked to Russia’s notorious troll farm.

In a statement sent to Business Insider, and first reported by TechCrunch, the company said it removed the 85 Instagram accounts and 30 Facebook profiles because of suspected ties to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA).See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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