Facebook, Twitter Remove Thousands of Accounts Linked to Disinformation

Facebook and Twitter announced that they have removed thousands of accounts associated with an Iranian disinformation campaign across their platforms. Facebook said it has removed 262 Iranian-linked pages, 356 accounts and three groups from Facebook and 162 accounts from Instagram, which it owns. And Twitter announced a takedown of 2,617 accounts it believed to have originated in Iran, along with thousands more from Russia and Venezuela.