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Facebook shuts down "spam" accounts in the Philippines

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Facebook took action to remove "spam network" for promoting bad content, including some pro-Duterte pages. 
Facebook shuts down "spam" accounts in the Philippines
Facebook takes down "spam" accounts, pages

In a blog post, the social media giant announced 95 pages and 39 accounts were deleted after violating the company's spam and authenticity rules. 

It claimed the accounts had been "encouraging people to visit low quality websites that contain little substantive content and are full of disruptive ads."

Facebook said the accounts had political and entertainment content, but they were "sharing links to the same advertising lick farms off Facebook."
Facebook vows to continue fight against bad content
Facebook vows to continue fight against bad content

Some of the pages it removed were pro government, including Duterte Media, Dutert sa Pagabago BUKAS, DDS, Duterte Phenomenon, and DU30 Trending News.

It also took down Hot Babes, News Media Trends, Bossing Vic, Pilipinas Daily News, Like and Win, and Manang Imee, Karlo ang Probinsiyano. 

"This take down is a small step in the right direction, and we will continue working to find and remove more bad content," the social networking site said. 

There are 66 million active Facebook users every month.

What do you think of this move by Facebook?

Source: Facebook, CNET
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