Facebook targets foreign interference as elections draw near

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(WTAJ) — Facebook has removed a network of Russian-backed accounts that posed as locals weighing in on political issues in swing states. The company says the accounts praised President Trump and attacked former Vice President Joe Biden.

The threat raises concerns of potential Russian interference in the 2020 election. Facebook says the accounts that were removed are similar to the Kremlin-backed group that interfered in the 2016 election.

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