August 1, 2019 / 3:19 PM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Facebook takedowns of 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' in 2019

FILE PHOTO: The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia, the company’s latest action to combat “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its platform.

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter (TWTR.N) and Google’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube are under intense pressure to help stop illicit political influence campaigns online ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Here is a list of takedowns announced by Facebook so far this year:

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Peter Graff

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