Meta takes down hundreds of fake accounts linked to China and Russia.
On Tuesday Meta announced that they took down hundreds of fake accounts linked to Russia and China that targeted users in Europe, Ukraine and the U.S. The Chinese and Russian networks recently discovered by the company were unrelated, but apparently the narratives they were spreading overlapped in their criticism of the West. Researchers said they focused in particular on sanctions against Russia and support of Ukraine. Meta did not find sufficient evidence to attribute these operations to specific groups in China or Russia. On Facebook and Instagram, both networks had limited reach and were shut down before they could grow their audience. However, the same actors use other platforms as well, including Twitter, Telegram, and YouTube.