U.S. Military Mounted Dozens of Phony Facebook Accounts to Little Avail
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In its third-quarter adversarial threat report, Meta said that people associated with the U.S. military were behind dozens of phony Facebook accounts, more than a dozen pages, a pair of groups, and 26 Instagram accounts that pushed pro-U.S. messaging while attempting to hide their real identities.
After Stanford Internet Observatory and social media intelligence company Graphika exposed the decade-long operation in August, the Pentagon ordered “a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare. “Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation found links to …
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