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Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump

Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump

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foreign pro-Trump troll farm was based in Romania... Facebook... didn’t see “clear evidence of financial motivation” or “clear links to known commercial actors...

separate troll operation, tied to pro-Trump media organization Epoch Media Group, featured 303 Facebook accounts, 181 pages, 44 Facebook groups and 31 Instagram accounts... followed by more than 2 million ... posted about “ongoing U.S. protests and conspiracy theories about who is behind them ... created a still-active White House petition to “start calling the novel coronavirus the CCP virus,” ... used AI-generated, deepfake-style profile pictures on fake accounts that pushed Epoch Times stories and talking points ... Epoch Times was the largest buyer of pro-Trump ads on Facebook outside of the Trump campaign.

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