Fb zaps ‘sensational political content’ tied to Brazilian election

A lot more web pages and accounts obtained kicked off of Facebook.

The social community on Tuesday stated it has eliminated 68 web pages and 43 accounts connected to Brazilian advertising team Raposo Fernandes Associados for violating the firm’s misrepresentation and spam insurance policies.

RFA utilised faux accounts and web pages to submit massive quantities of clickbait, a lot of it sensational political material, that directed consumers to internet sites that ended up in fact advertisement farms, in accordance to Facebook’s blog post. The social community stated this removing is a single of the several measures it is taken to stop interference in the Brazilian elections. 

In this scenario as in other folks like it, Fb stated, the interference has considerably less to do with ideology and a lot more to do with earnings.


‘We have witnessed spammers ever more employing sensational political material — throughout the political spectrum — to develop an viewers and generate site visitors to their internet sites, earning cash for each customer to the internet site,’ Fb stated in its site submit.

Previously this thirty day period, Facebook set up a ‘war room’ to combat fake news and misinformation on its system for the Brazilian presidential election and the US midterm elections coming up in November. The business is relying on each human beings and equipment to law enforcement the massive quantities of material on its internet site.  

Fb stated it has not detected any comparable misuse on Instagram or WhatsApp.

RFA could not be attained for remark.