Facebook holds the account-bound, in The disinformation scheme in Alabama race

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Democratic operatives created fake Russian bots on Facebook and Twitter, designed to a compound of the Roy Moore campaign to Russia in the Alabama election.

Facebook suspended five accounts linked with Democratic activists, the behavior engaged in “coordinated inauthentic” in an attempt to votes of taxes, to take away Alabama Republican Roy Moore, last year’s special Senate election.

The announcement comes after a New York Times report last week that exposed the scheme, in which the user is a Facebook page and mimics conservative Alabamians are not created, the were satisfied with the Republican candidates, while encouraging others to write in another candidate. Moore, whose campaign was ultimately overshadowed by allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl while he was in his 30s, ended the race to the Democrat, Doug Jones lose.

“We have recently removed, five accounts will not be executed, by several persons for engaging in coordinated authentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election, and our investigation is underway,” Facebook said in a statement. “We take a strong stance against individuals or organisations, networks, create accounts in order to deceive others about who you are or what you do.”


The scheme is also the creation of thousands of fake Russian accounts on Twitter are involved but began following Moore. This effort, which is an indicator of attention from the local and national media, incorrectly, Russia Moore back up the candidacy.

“Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from the country of Putin,” was the headline of an article in The Montgomery Advertiser, only a few months before the night of the election. Other outlets soon picked up the story.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, noted that the Moore campaign accused the Jones campaign and Democratic operatives, a political stunt on Twitter and alert friends in the media.

Jones said last week that he was “outraged” about the New York Times report, and wants a Federal investigation of the project.

“I would like to see how the Federal Election Commission and the justice Department look at this, to see if there are any laws are violated, and, if there is a prosecution of those responsible,” he said. “These authorities need this example now, the course for the future, so that people know that this is not acceptable in the United States of America.”

Jones went on to win against the Republicans, lost the support of the party in the midst of the sexual misconduct allegations, becoming the first democratic senator from Alabama in more than 20 years.

A woman claimed that Moore had to touch him in private areas, as she was just 14.

Moore’s campaign, called the accusations “baseless” and “the definition of fake news.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.

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