Facebook takes down social accounts interfering with African political affairs
On 31 October, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Facebook’s decision to take down social media accounts that were allegedly used by Russian entities to interfere with African political affairs. Facebook allows the publication of paid political adds on its platforms and according to the reports, this solution was used by Russian entities to influence public opinion in some countries, among which Libya. The article reports that in Libya this campaign was in support of Khalifa Haftar and Saif Al-Islam. For experts, this is an example of what Russia is capable to do to increase its influence over new territories.
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