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Kremlin Calls Facebook's Removal Of Russian Pages And Ads Censorship

Facebook is targeting the Russia-based Internet Research Agency — the "troll factory" that is under indictment for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.
Facebook says it took down more than 200 pages and accounts that were linked to a Russian "troll farm," the Internet Research Agency. Here, ads associated with some of the pages are reproduced. Source: Facebook

The Kremlin is crying foul on Facebook, accusing the social media giant of censorship after it took down more than 200 pages and accounts that were run by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency — the "troll factory" for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

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