Continue ... / The management of the social networking site "Facebook" that the company stopped before the parliamentary elections in Germany tens of thousands of counterfeit accounts, as part of its efforts to combat the false news.
"Tens of thousands of fraudulent Internet accounts have been removed, a month before parliamentary elections in Germany, to prevent any violations of the network's use and to publish fake news," said Richard Allen, vice president of Facebook for public policy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Germany. "Referring to the cooperation between the management of" Facebook "and the German authorities on this subject.
"The company has made a number of efforts to ensure that the social network is not used as a platform to manipulate public opinion, and that protecting the integrity of our platform during the elections is a big priority for us and something we are committed to, particularly in the face of hostile and coordinated interventions," he added.
"These actions have not been completely misinformed in these elections, but they have made it difficult to deploy them to popular news. Waiting for those trying to abuse our service is an ongoing effort led by our security and safety teams," the company's chief executive said.
Facebook conducted training for members of the Bundestag (Bundestag) and candidates for elections on information security issues.
The German Conservative Party (CDU), led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, won the parliamentary elections on Sunday.
The Facebook administration removed fraudulent accounts when it noticed suspicious activity following widespread foreign interventions in the French and US presidential elections last year, according to Facebook officials.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has recently appeared on a live video and defended Facebook and published a plan to determine how to combat the company's spread of phantom news.