January 31, 2019 / 8:13 PM / 6 months ago

RPT-Facebook removes more accounts tied to Iran

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Jan 31 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it removed pages, groups and accounts tied to Iran for using and coordinating fake accounts.

These accounts targeted people across the world, although more heavily in the Middle East and South Asia, the company said. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Katie Paul in San Francisco)

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