By Time Korso
January 21, 2022
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has faced backlash from governments due to its social media platforms becoming breeding grounds for disinformation, namely conspiracy theories surrounding 5G technology and COVID-19.
The company Meta has reported deleting some 134 fake accounts on Instagram and Facebook over “inauthentic behaviour”, claiming that they were linked to “individuals in Iran” and that they mostly targeted UK users. These accounts tried to pose as locals from England and Scotland and used either AI-generated profile photos or images of celebrities and media personalities from the UK and Iraq, the company said.