August 13, 2020

Did You Know Many ‘Black Trump Supporter’ Social Media Accounts Are Fake?

Facebook removed many troll pages for “Black Trump Supporters”.

(Paul Meara, BET) – Facebook has reportedly removed dozens of accounts of “Black Trump supporters” discovered to be generated by a troll farm in Romania.

The social media company says the farm of accounts violated its policies against coordinated inauthentic behavior.

A July enforcement activity report states that Facebook removed 35 personal accounts, three pages and 88 Instagram accounts for “violating our policy against foreign interference, which is coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign entity.”

Activity by the pro-Trump network originated in Romania, according to the report, with some of the hashtags on Instagram reading “#BlackPeopleVoteForTrump.”

The pages had about 1,600 followers on Facebook, and about 7,200 people followed the accounts on IG.