Facebook said it removed 200 fake accounts, 55 pages and 76 Instagram accounts from Rally Forge, a company tied to the young conservative group Turning Point USA.
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Facebook said Thursday it has removed hundreds of fake accounts created by a marketing company tied to the young conservative group Turning Point USA and Inclusive Conservation Group.
The social media giant said in a blog post that the U.S. company Rally Forge, an Arizona-based firm, created accounts which were activity centered around commenting on other people's content, specifically articles posted by news organizations and public figures. The comments ranged in topics like trophy or sport hunting, the midterm election, and praising President Donald Trump and the Republican party.
Facebook said it removed more than 275 accounts created by Rally Forge. Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said the "activity originated in the U.S. and focused primarily on domestic U.S. audiences and also on Kenya and Botswana."