Facebook today announced that it has deleted thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran, which had showed “unauthentic coordinated behavior”. Of the social networks Facebook and Instagram, 2,632 profiles, pages, and groups were deleted for various reasons.
Of the total number, 1,907 profiles or pages were from Russia, and 513 from Iran. In regards to Russia, the main problem was the spam that spread from deleted profiles and pages, and a smaller part demonstrated “coordinated behavior”.
Facebook clarified that deleting profiles is not due to present content, but because of the behavior of profiles, pages and groups.