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脸书和推特删除了针对美国的俄罗斯相关账户

2020-3-13 15:06

 

据路透社报道,脸书和推特周四表示,他们已经捣毁了一个在加纳和尼日利亚运营的、针对美国的与俄罗斯有关的虚假账户网络。


根据Facebook的说法,这个从Facebook和Instagram平台上删除的虚假账户网络处于建立受众的初期阶段,由当地国民运营,其中一些人是有意为之,另一些人则是无意为之,他们代表俄罗斯的个人。


Facebook表示,调查发现链接一个非政府组织在加纳称为EBLA,或“消除障碍,非洲的解放,”和个人与过去相关活动由俄罗斯的互联网研究机构(IRA),圣彼得堡一个“巨魔工厂”,美国情报官员说,旨在影响在2016年美国总统大选。


新删除的账户以非政府组织或个人博客的身份管理Facebook页面,或在Facebook群组中发帖。


他们关注的话题包括黑人历史、黑人卓越表现和时尚、名人八卦、美国新闻和LGBTQ问题。他们还分享了关于压迫和警察暴力的负面内容。


CNN的一项调查发现,加纳和尼日利亚的账户声称属于美国布鲁克林或新奥尔良等地的人。一个用户在Facebook群里冒充一名在警察拘留期间死亡的非洲裔美国人的堂兄弟。


Facebook在一篇博客文章中表示:“这一活动似乎并没有把重点放在选举上,也没有宣传或诋毁政治候选人。”


Facebook的网络安全政策,Nathaniel Gleicher,在一次电话会议上对记者说,网络技术的出现“试图创建一个非政府组织,它在现实生活中的工作人员在加纳来构建合法性叙事和使用信息。”


EBLA的网站称,它是“一个强有力的人权倡导者网络”,并“采用了网络激进主义的方法”。CNN前往EBLA在加纳的总部,报道称加纳安全部门在2月份突袭了EBLA的大院。


推特将这些账户描述为“试图通过谈论种族和民权等社会问题来制造不和”,其中许多账户创建于2019年7月。


据报道,这家总部位于美国的社交媒体平台最近的一次删除行动涉及删除49个Facebook账户、69个Facebook页面、85个Instagram账户和71个Twitter账户。

 

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday that they have taken down a network of Russian-linked fake accounts operated out of Ghana and Nigeria which targeted the United States, Reuters reports.

According to Facebook, the fake account network, which was removed from the Facebook and Instagram platforms, was in the early stages of building audiences and was operated by local nationals, some wittingly and some unwittingly, on behalf of individuals in Russia.

Facebook said its investigation found links to an NGO in Ghana called EBLA, or “Eliminating Barriers to the Liberation of Africa,” and individuals associated with past activity by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), a St Petersburg-based “troll factory” that US intelligence officials say aimed to interfere in the US presidential election in 2016.

The accounts in the new takedown managed Facebook pages posing as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or personal blogs, or posting in Facebook groups.

They focused on topics such as black history, black excellence and fashion, celebrity gossip, US news and LGBTQ issues. They also shared negative content about oppression and police brutality.

A CNN investigation found that accounts in Ghana and Nigeria claimed they belonged to people in the United States such as in Brooklyn or New Orleans. One account posed in a Facebook group as the cousin of an African American who died in police custody.

“This activity did not appear to focus on elections, or promote or denigrate political candidates,” Facebook said in a blog post.

Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, told reporters on a conference call that the network’s technique appeared “to be attempting to create an NGO that had real-world people working for it on the ground in Ghana as a way to build legitimacy for their narratives and use that to message out.”

EBLA’s website says it is “a network of strong advocates of human rights” and “employs the cyber activism approach.” CNN, which went to EBLA’s headquarters in Ghana, reported that Ghanaian security services had raided the EBLA compound in February. 

Twitter characterized the accounts, many of which were created in July 2019, as “attempting to sow discord by engaging in conversations about social issues, like race and civil rights.”

The latest takedown by the US-based social media platforms involved the removal of 49 Facebook accounts, 69 Facebook pages, 85 Instagram accounts, and 71 Twitter accounts, according to the report.

 

来自: ejinsight