Facebook says it shut down Iranian-made fake Republican politicians and U.S. social media accounts

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Facebook said Monday it removed 51 accounts, 36 pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts involved in what it called “coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran.”

It’s not completely clear who was behind the campaign. Nonetheless, Facebook and a leading cybersecurity company, FireEye, say it shows that the tech-fueled media environment that makes the United States a global beacon for free expression has also opened American consumers to exploitation and manipulation.

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