Facebook's crackdown on inauthentic behaviour: 5 facts to know
Is this an action against fake news?
In its blog post announcing the move, Facebook said, “We are taking down these pages and accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they posted.”
How does FB define 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour'?
Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity, said: “When we work to take down these networks, it is because of their deceptive behaviour. It’s not because of the content they’re sharing.
The post themselves may not be false and may not go against our community standards.” He added, “We might take a network down when it looks like it’s being run from one part of the world, when in fact it’s being run from another.” Gleicher said: “This could be done for ideological purposes, or could be financially motivated.”
How does Facebook detect such behaviour?
Facebook uses its “own expert investigators to look for and take down sophisticated networks”, which is done manually.
It has also built technology (AI-based algorithms) to “automatically detect and remove the most common threats”.