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Facebook Suspends 30,000 Fake Accounts in France

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This week, Facebook revealed that it has found over 30,000 fake accounts linked to the country of France ahead of its two-round presidential election from April 23 to May 7. In a statement, Facebook said Thursday that it’s trying to “reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts.” Facebook and French media are also said to be running fact-checking programs in the country to combat misleading information.

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