Removed Russian accounts that send fake news that Twitter and Facebook claim to be 'Ukraine disadvantage'

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many countries, regions and companies have expressed their support for Ukraine. Meta, which operates Facebook, was also imposing sanctions on Russia, but it was announced that it had deleted a new account that sends anti-Ukrainian hoaxes.

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Meta has announced that it will block Russia's state media from posting and monetizing ads on its platform following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Meta says it will step up its efforts to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, 'Meta's security team is very cautious to identify new threats involved in the invasion and respond as quickly as possible.' It is written as. As part of this security team's efforts, Meta has discovered a 'relatively small network' of about 40 account page groups on Facebook and Instagram in the last 48 hours.

The network operates in Russia and Ukraine and has been shown to target Ukrainian people through multiple social media platforms and its own website. Meta has stopped the account page groups involved in this network and is blocking the sharing of related domains on Meta's platform. He also revealed that he shared information about this network with other platforms, researchers and government agencies.

The network discovered by Meta uses fake accounts to impersonate fictitious people and run fake media on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram, Odnoklassniki, and VK. Fake accounts that are part of the network are likely to use profile images generated using artificial intelligence-related technologies such as hostile generation networks (GANs). The network seems to be reporting anti-Ukraine fake news under the guise of a fictitious news agency, pretending to be a news editor, aviation engineer, author of scientific publications, etc. based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

It has been pointed out that the network discovered by Meta this time is related to another website that Meta deleted in April 2020. This website

was identified by U.S. government authorities as a fake news distribution media, and at the time of writing the article, 'Ukrainian border guards raised their hands to welcome Russian troops.' 'Ukrainian troops welcomed civilians. It is said that it is sending fake news such as 'It is a shield' and 'The Ukrainian army is using the white phosphorus bullets prohibited by the United Nations against the Russian army'.

In addition, Meta claims to be conducting a cyberattack called ' Ghostwriter ' targeting accounts of Ukrainian military personnel and public figures. The attacker hacked the account by Ghostwriter and posted 'anti-Ukrainian fake news' as a movie on YouTube. Meta warns targeted users, blocks domains used in Ghostwriter phishing attacks, and takes other steps to protect their accounts.

Twitter is also working to remove the disinformation network involved in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and has deleted more than 12 accounts sharing links to fake media called 'Ukraine Today.' A Twitter spokeswoman told NBC News on February 27, 'On February 27, we permanently suspended more than 12 accounts that violated platform operations and spam policies and blocked sharing of some links. However, our first findings indicate that accounts and links were created in Russia and attempted to disrupt public conversations about ongoing disputes in Ukraine. ' increase.

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