By Josh Beckerman
Facebook Inc. (FB) said it has removed some accounts due to "coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram."
Facebook said it removed three networks of accounts that originated in Iran and one that originated in Russia. The accounts posted material focused on the U.S., North Africa and Latin America, Facebook said.
In one of the examples, page administrators and account owners "frequently repurposed Iranian state media stories on topics like Hezbollah, conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, tensions between Israel and Palestine and Iran and the US, war in Yemen," according to Facebook.
"We're taking down these Pages, Groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted," Facebook said.
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