Facebook Claims It Banned False Accounts In Philippines

Facebook claims it has eliminated 200 groups, pages, and accounts connected to Nic Gabunada, allegedly the former social media manager of Rodrigo Duterte (Philippine President), for misleading individuals. The social media behemoth claims it banned the accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” the term it employs to define accounts that operate together to hide what their purpose is and who is behind them.

Earlier, Facebook has eliminated accounts connected to Iran, Russia, and other nations for attempting to influence elections and wreak political havoc in the US and different places. The posts and accounts in question published about alleged misbehavior by political candidates, elections, and local news. Facebook claims they attempted to conceal their identity but were connected to a network controlled by Gabunada.

On a related note, Facebook has indicated some honesty to regulations, but it is making things more transparent this weekend. Mark Zuckerberg has published an editorial describing 4 ideas for controlling the Internet, comprising methods that can apply all over the world. To start with, he thought that governments must set “limits” for online material and need filtering to lower the odds of vile material reaching the website. Facebook should not make too many moves by itself about speech, Zuckerberg claimed, and aimed at self-governing moderation groups to match.

Zuckerberg also asked for regulations that control “common protocols” for identifying individuals behind political advertisements. He expected for an “internationally harmonized structure” for data privacy similar to the EU’s GDPR to enhance in general data protection without resulting in a “fractured” Internet. To slash things off, the executive expected for an assurance of data portability among services, indicating to the Data Transfer Project as an instance. It must be obvious who is protecting data as it shifts between services, he claimed to the media.