Facebook , Instagram say removed hundreds of fake pro-govt accounts from Malaysia, alleges link to police

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Meta , the parent company behind Facebook and Instagram, said in a recent report it had identified and removed over 600 accounts across all its social network

By Syed Jaymal ZahiidFriday, 05 Aug 2022 12:54 PM MYTKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Meta, the parent company behind Facebook and Instagram, said in a recent report it had identified and removed over 600 accounts across all its social network platforms for violating the policy against”coordinated inauthentic behavior”, with most of them alleged to be part of a”troll farm” to corrupt or manipulate public discourse using fake accounts.

Meta claimed in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat report released yesterday this network of fake accounts posted memes in the Malay language in support of the current government coalition and attempting to paint its critics as corrupt, in addition to promoting police.

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By Syed Jaymal Zahiid Friday, 05 Aug 2022 12:54 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Meta, the parent company behind Facebook and Instagram, said in a recent report it had identified and removed over 600 accounts across all its social network platforms for violating the policy against”coordinated inauthentic behavior”, with most of them alleged to be part of a”troll farm” to corrupt or manipulate public discourse using fake accounts. Meta claimed in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat report released yesterday this network of fake accounts posted memes in the Malay language in support of the current government coalition and attempting to paint its critics as corrupt, in addition to promoting police. THREE men who carried out renovation work on former TV newscaster Zalina Shaharah Azman’s house in Section 3, Shah Alam, have been cleared of any link to her disappearance. “Typically, their posting activity accelerated during weekdays, taking breaks for lunch.H. Their fake accounts were fairly under-developed and some of them used stolen profile pictures. Iqbal said one of them was a contractor and the other two, workers who started doing renovation work in 2019 after Zalina bought the house the previous year. “Some of them were detected and disabled by our automated systems,” the company said in the report.” While it lacks active noise cancelling capabilities for external noises, the Black Shark Lucifer T14 does feature noise filtering for calls via a built-in microphone.

To date, it said it has removed 596 Facebook accounts, 180 Pages, 11 Groups and 72 Instagram accounts. “The cost of the renovation amounted to about RM320,000 with two payment transactions made by Zalina of around RM260,000, with the last transaction made in August 2021. Following brick bats from Chinese social media users, the photo was removed, Mothership reported. Meta said its investigation found that these accounts were linked to the Malaysian police force. “We found this network after reviewing information about a small portion of this activity initially suspected to have originated in China by researchers at Clemson University. Iqbal said 20 people have given statements so far. Although the people behind it attempted to conceal their identity and coordination, our investigation found links to the Royal Malaysia Police. They asked her to “explain herself”, and there was one who said they have “wasted their years liking her”.” Malay Mail is seeking comments from the police over this accusation. “We have also carried out an inspection using the canine unit but failed to detect any trace in the house,” he said.5 hours.

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