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Meta Removes Hundreds of Fake Accounts Set Up by Israeli Firm

HeadlineMay 30, 2024

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has removed a network of hundreds of fake accounts tied to an Israeli company that posted AI-generated comments to defend Israel’s assault on Gaza and to amplify claims of antisemitism on college campuses. Some of the fake accounts were set up to look like they were operated by Jewish students and “concerned” African American citizens. Meta said the network was run by a Tel Aviv-based firm called STOIC.

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