Facebook removes Chinese accounts active in Philippines and US politics

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German federal court, BGH, is due to announce its long awaited decision 29 May 2020 in data protection lawsuit in a consumer centres vs Facebook case. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Facebook removes Chinese accounts active in Philippines and US politics

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08445018 (FILE) – A close-up image showing the Facebook app on an iPhone in Kaarst, Germany, 08 November 2017 (reissued 25 May 2020). German federal court, BGH, is due to announce its long awaited decision 29 May 2020 in data protection lawsuit in a consumer centres vs Facebook case. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

A close-up image showing the Facebook app on an iPhone in Kaarst, Germany, 08 November 2017 (reissued 25 May 2020). EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Facebook said Tuesday it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, adding that some of them posted material supporting and opposing United States’ president Donald Trump. The company said it had suspended 155 accounts on its main platform and 6 Instagram accounts. It added that the network of accounts, pages and groups used virtual private networks and other tools to make it appear they were operated from somewhere other than China. The US accounts posted content fueling both sides of the upcoming American election, Facebook said. The most widely followed accounts were in the Philippines, where they shared content supporting China’s actions in the contested South China Sea and president Rodrigo Duterte.
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