美達公司稱美國軍方與網上宣傳活動有關

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美達公司稱美國軍方與網上宣傳活動有關

獨立研究人員在8月說,該活動是第一個被一家大型科技公司拿下的主要親美宣傳行動。

在臉書上,39個賬戶、16個頁面和兩個群組被刪除,在Instagram上也有26個賬戶被刪除,原因是違反了平台對 "協調不真實行為 "的政策。

一些支持美國的人冒充獨立媒體機構,一些人試圖將BBC俄羅斯新聞等合法機構的內容冒充成他們自己的。

"報告說:"儘管這一行動的幕後人員試圖掩蓋他們的身份和協調,但我們的調查發現與美國軍方有關的個人有聯繫。

美國智囊團大西洋理事會數字取證研究實驗室的總編輯安迪-卡文在活動首次曝光時告訴英國廣播公司,民主國家開展此類活動是 "無效和適得其反的",因為這意味着使用 "對手使用的戰術 "和 "進一步削弱公眾信任"。

梅塔的聲明證實了《華盛頓郵報》之前的報道。消息人士告訴該報,對該行動的關注使五角大樓完成了對美國軍隊如何進行秘密信息戰的 "全面審計"。

"它補充說:"目前,我們對該報告或該部門可能因該報告而採取的潛在行動沒有任何進一步評論。


The campaign was the first major covert pro-US propaganda operation taken down by a big-tech company, independent researchers said in August.

On Facebook, 39 accounts, 16 pages, and two groups were removed, as well as 26 accounts on Instagram, for violating the platforms' policy against "coordinated inauthentic behaviour".

Some of those supporting the US had posed as independent media outlets and some had tried to pass off content from legitimate outlets, such as BBC News Russian, as their own.

"Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation found links to individuals associated with the US military," its report says.

US think tank the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab managing editor Andy Carvin told the BBC when the campaign was first revealed, it would be "ineffective and counterproductive" for democracies to undertake such campaigns, because it meant using "the very tactics used by your adversaries" and "further eroding public trust".

Meta's announcement confirms previous reporting by the Washington Post. Sources told the newspaper concern over the operation had made the Pentagon complete "a sweeping audit" of how the US military conducted clandestine information warfare.

"At this time, we do not have any further comments on the report or potential actions that may be taken by the department as a result of the report," it added.

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