Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests2019|01:57
Facebook on Monday (August 20) said it removed seven pages, three groups and five accounts that it says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in China. The content in question includes a post showing an image of protesters in Hong Kong paired with an image ISIS militants with a caption that - when translated - reads "what's the difference?" Several other posts make the same comparison. Facebook said its investigation found that the individuals behind the influence campaign were linked to the Chinese government. The investigation came after a tip from Twitter, which said it found a significant state-backed information operation trying to undermine the protests in Hong Kong. Twitter said it had identified close to a thousand accounts from inside the People's Republic of China where both Twitter and Facebook are blocked. Reuters social media reporter Elizabeth Culliford.