Facebook the social network giant has decided to take action against the thousands of fake accounts in France. She took this decision on Thursday last week to reduce the spread of spam, misinformation, and fake news in that region.
According to Reauters, Silicon Valley-based Company is said to be under intense pressure regarding to the fact that governments across Europe threaten new laws unless Facebook moves quickly to remove extremist propaganda or other content illegal under existing regulation.
The following popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are being scrutinized for the fact that it can be possibly be used to manipulate voters in national elections set to take place in Germany and France in few months to come.
Facebook on its recent blog post went further to explain that its priority was to remove 30,000 fake accounts in France with high volumes of posting activity and the biggest audiences
In this Operation Facebook delete account, Shabnam Shaik, a Facebook security team manager, wrote in an official blog post and it says “We’ve made improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself,”
In addition, the company also said it is using automated detection to identify continuous posting of the same content or an increase in messages sent by such profiles.
On that same day, Facebook made reference with Germany’s best-selling newspapers to educate readers on how to recognize fake news on Facebook and other social media.
The German cabinet recently came in conclusion to force social networks to play a greater role in combating online hate speech or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) in a recently approved a law.
With regards to this law, Facebook had to take actions to protect the government and the its company.