Facebook, Twitter remove fake sites, accounts ahead of Bangladesh elections

Updated:2 months ago IST

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Social networking giants Facebook and Twitter have removed dozens of fake news sites and accounts pertaining to information praising the government and criticising the opposition parties ahead of the Bangladesh general elections. While Facebook said that it took down nine pages and six accounts "for their coordinated inauthentic behaviour on its platform in Bangladesh," Twitter said that it suspended 15 accounts originating from Bangladesh for "engaging in coordinated platform manipulation." During the crackdown, it was revealed that nearly 12,000 people had followed at least one of the fake Facebook pages. The 11th general election of Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on December 30.

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