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Facebook removes a network of profiles and fake pages related to the PSL and Bolsonaro family

July 9, 2020

Facebook this Wednesday announced the deletion of several false social network and Instagram profiles and pages related to the Social Liberal Party (PSL) and the family of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro because they correspond to “fictional persons”. Manage “pages pretending to be media” with “spurious behavior”.

The social network said in a statement that the Globo network had access to that a combination of duplicate and incorrect accounts was used to avoid the application of Facebook policies.

“The activity included creating fictional people who pretend to be reporters, publishing content, and managing pages that pretend to be media,” the Facebook note said, a platform explaining that this type of management focuses on “behavior”. of those behind these profiles, rather than the “content” that is published.

Facebook removes a network of profiles and fake pages related to the PSL and Bolsonaro familyFacebook removes a network of profiles and fake pages related to the PSL and Bolsonaro family

The social network has detailed that the published content that was removed affected local news and events, including political information, criticism of the opposition and the media, and the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.