October 4, 2019 / 2:33 AM / 17 days ago

Facebook says it removed 211 accounts in UAE, Nigeria and Egypt

FILE PHOTO: Displayed binary code is seen through 3-D printed Facebook logo in this illustration picture, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday said it removed several pages, groups and accounts on its platforms that were engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior”, originating from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria.

A total of 211 accounts, 107 pages, 43 groups were removed from Facebook and 87 accounts were taken down from Instagram, Facebook said bit.ly/2LJypCf in a blog.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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