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Meta removes China propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Facebook, Instagram parent says cannot identify who in China was behind the activity

Meta's report noted that the discovery was significant because it suggested a shift toward more direct interference in U.S. domestic politics.    © Reuters

(Reuters) -- Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November.

The network maintained fake accounts across Meta's social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter, but was small and did not attract much of a following, Meta said in a report summarizing its findings.

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