Facebook deletes accounts linked to Russia

Facebook announced on Monday (May 6th) that it had removed a number of pages, groups and accounts linked mostly to Russia that were used to spread misleading information on the social network and its Instagram service. 

The company deleted 97 accounts from Russia that focused on Ukraine and another 21 that focused on Austria, the Baltics, Germany, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, Facebook said. 

In March, the social media company reportedly removed 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts from Facebook and Instagram linked to Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo for similar reasons. 

The move comes as Facebook tries to curb the use of the network for propaganda in the wake of rising regulatory scrutiny.

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