Facebook shut down accounts tied to Russian military intelligence before the 2016 election

Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony reveals that in the run-up to the 2016 US election, Facebook closed down accounts linked to Russia’s military intelligence, the GRU.

Zuckerberg writes the following:

Leading up to Election Day in November 2016, we detected and dealt with several threats with ties to Russia. This included activity by a group called APT28, that the US government has publicly linked to Russian military intelligence services. But while our primary focus was on...

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