Facebook Meta neutralized China and Russian bot attacks on US Elections

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Meta, the parent company of Facebook has disclosed that it has disabled thousands of fake social media accounts that derailed and influence the US Elections by taking sides on ‘Hot Button’ issues such as threat to National Security, high school classes on gun usage and violence, Gay and Abortion bills.

The issue was triggered when Ben Nimmo, the Chief of Global Threat Intelligence, acknowledged the issue to be true and added that the white house will do everything to avert digital assaults on the mid-term elections to be held in this November.

However, Mr. Nimmo added to his statement in the press briefing that his analysts are yet to get a conformation from intelligence on whether the government of China was involved in the campaign or it simply originated in China.

Meanwhile, Meta has also stated in one of its statements that it has weeded out nearly 2,300 fake accounts that were spreading disinformation about the invasion in Ukraine.

Interestingly, the sophistication driven campaign was derived after a spending of £100,000 that was spent to create content on several fake websites trumpeting about Kremlin’s talking points and highlighting points that threaten west on a direct note.

What’s more interesting about the campaign is the fact that both China and Russia are busy creating thousands of bots across the world and are planning to launch DDoS attacks on the critical infrastructure of nations supporting Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his country’s populace. It was also revealed in the analysis that the Killnet hacking group has been assigned disrupting the mid-term elections, and so might come up with some digital assault tactics by October this year to influence the public of America to vote down Biden and his team.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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