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Facebook said that it has removed more than 100 accounts and pages linked to Roger Stone and his associates for violating their policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior.
Stone, who has longtime ties to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence next week. In a post on his Instagram account before it was shut down, Stone asked the president to grant him clemency.
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The company said that 54 Facebook accounts, 50 pages and 4 Instagram accounts were removed.
“Almost all the Facebook accounts were fake accounts used, among other things, to establish, manage, and amplify the pages in this network,” according to an analysis conducted for Facebook by security research firm Graphika (Read their report here). “Many of them displayed profile pictures taken from other online sources. The remaining handful of accounts, on both Facebook