Iran Caught Meddling In Elections

  • 2018-10-26
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Iran Caught Meddling In Elections
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons
 
Iran has been caught trying to undermine Trump in the upcoming elections. Facebook recently announced that it deleted several propaganda pages connected to the Iranians.

According to The Daily Caller:

Facebook on Friday deleted 82 pages, groups and accounts that it determined were part of an online influence operation located in Iran.

The Iranians operated 30 Facebook pages, 33 individual accounts and three groups, as well as 16 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement Friday.

The pages had over a combined 1 million followers and the groups had more than 25,000 members, Gleicher said.

Facebook provided several examples of the Iranian propaganda, which promoted former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism while criticizing President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Iranians are not happy with Trump's hardline approach to the country and they are doing everything they can to get even.

 Source: TTN
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