Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

Facebook targets Nicaraguan government for alleged 'troll farm' campaign

Facebook announced on Monday that it shut down a “troll farm” allegedly run by the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega…

Facebook accuses Nicaraguan government of running hundreds of fake accounts to target opposition

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nicaragua’s government has, for years, weaponized Facebook to try to discredit student protesters and boost official narratives, new findings show. Facebook’s…

Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm

Facebook will ramp up efforts to curb coordinated activities from real users who are connected to dangerous activities in the real world, such as promotion of vaccine misinformation and organizing…