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According to Meta, “individuals associated with the US military” are carrying out deceptive campaigns online — RT in French

In its latest report on the threat posed by malicious users of its platforms, the Meta group (which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) explains that it has spotted people “associated with the American military”.

The American company Meta published a quarterly report on November 22 on the threat posed by malicious users of its social networks, behind “deceptive campaigns around the world, whether foreign or domestic”. .

Reporting on “an internal investigation into suspicions of coordinated inauthentic behavior”, Meta explains that it has deleted accounts and pages on several of its platforms, after linking their activity to certain influence operations.

A dozen countries would have been targeted

The American group is pleased, among other things, to have located such operations in China, Russia, but also in the United States where, according to Facebook’s parent company, certain actions come from people “associated with the American army”. .

Although the individuals behind this operation attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation revealed links to individuals associated with the U.S. military.

Meta reports, for example, that one of these operations “focused on a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Somalia , Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Yemen”. “Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their identity and coordination, our investigation revealed links to individuals associated with the United States military”, writes Meta, who points here to coordinated actions on several networks. social media, including on platforms it does not own.

The release of this report comes just over a month after an investigation by the washington post regarding influence operations on Facebook and Twitter, attributed to the US military. We learn in particular that the American Department of Defense recently asked military commands for details of their “online psychological operations”.

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