ZDNet: Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it’s already taken down billions of accounts

ZDNet: Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it’s already taken down billions of accounts. “Chasing fake accounts on social networks is a high-tech game of cat and mouse, and as soon as one troll is down, another one pops up. But Facebook has revealed that it has a new trick up its sleeve to better identify spammers – an improved weapon-of-choice that attackers won’t be able to dodge as easily as before, according to the social media giant.”

CNET: Facebook pulls down hundreds of fake accounts tied to marketing firms in India and Egypt

CNET: Facebook pulls down hundreds of fake accounts tied to marketing firms in India and Egypt. “Facebook in February removed hundreds of accounts and pages tied to deceptive campaigns that appear to be from Egyptian and Indian marketing firms, the company said Monday. The takedowns are part of the social media giant’s efforts to crack down on what it calls ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior,’ which involves creating dozens or hundreds of fake accounts and using them to promote ideologies and drive users to deceptive content on other websites.”