Facebook Reported of the Prevention of Russian Intelligence Operations against Ukraine
OREANDA-NEWS. On February 12, Facebook suspended the work of several dozens of accounts, pages and groups. According to the company, they were used by Russian military intelligence to spread misinformation in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine.
It is reported that some of the owners of the blocked accounts introduced themselves as journalists and tried to contact politicians, the media and public figures in the region. They posted content in Russian, English and Ukrainian, in related to Russian military operations in Syria, the activities of the Security Service of Ukraine and the crash of a Malaysian airplane in Donbass in 2014.
Together with accounts linked, according to Facebook estimates, to Russian intelligence, pages used by the Iranian, Myanmar and Vietnamese authorities were also blocked for violating social network’s policy.