Israeli company banned from Facebook after interfering with elections around the world

Now why on Earth would Israel want to interfere with elections in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

The fact that it has – according to Facebook – raises questions about interference in the UK. Have Israeli organisations been trying to influence our elections.

What about other countries? We hear a great deal about Russia, for example.

But then, can we trust Facebook? This is an organisation that hosts targeted “dark advertising”, which cannot be seen by anybody other than the intended recipient, meaning it is hard to follow and, if it is funded by a political party, it is difficult to track that party’s spending for electoral purposes.

Globalisation is a keystone of the neoliberal ideology pushed by organisations like the Conservative Party in the UK.

I wonder if they realised it meant letting foreign powers try to dictate who would win elections right here.

Facebook has banned an Israeli company for interfering with elections around the world by creating fake accounts and pages to spread propaganda and manipulate voters.

Tel Aviv-based Archimedes Group coordinated campaigns across Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to an internal investigation by Facebook into inauthentic behaviour on its platform.

The social network removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events that were deemed to be fake or used to disseminate deliberately manipulative content.

Around 2.8 million Facebook accounts followed one or more of these pages, with various events organised by the pages’ creators.

Source: Facebook busts Israeli company’s campaign to disrupt international elections | The Independent

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