US Midterm Elections 2018: Several Twitter, Facebook accounts deleted

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Twitter and Facebook removed different accounts ahead of the US Midterm Elections 2018.

To conduct fair US Midterm Elections 2018, Facebook and Twitter deleted several accounts. However, these accounts were involved in the unethical activities such as discouraging people from voting.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy, revealed that when US law enforcement agencies informed them about the issue they blocked 115 suspicious and fake accounts.

Up till, Facebook found 85 Instagram and 30 Facebook accounts that were trying to affect US Midterm Elections 2018. Facebook revealed that these accounts seemed to be appear in Russian or French language. However, Instagram accounts appear to be in English. Some of them connected to political debate while others are linked to celebrities.

Facebook is not just the only organization trying to deal with cyber security issues. However, Twitter also deleted several accounts ahead of US Midterm Elections 2018. Last week, they revealed that they deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts that were discouraging to people to not cast their votes.

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