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    Facebook Deletes Dozens of Suspicious Accounts

    Saying it had identified campaigns designed to mislead and influence voters in November’s midterms, the social network confirmed it had removed 32 pages and accounts suspected of meddling from both Facebook and Instagram. Facebook came under fire recently for allowing the proliferation of accounts peddling fake or misleading news during the 2016 presidential election, and it’s working to blunt charges that its business model is bad for democracies. The accounts in question have not been formally linked to Russia, but Facebook officials said their content resembled the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency’s 2016 efforts.

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