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Facebook removes spam networks in the Philippines

As a part of Facebook’s efforts in protecting their services from abuse, the social media giant has removed a number networks they have flagged as spam, consisting of fan pages and accounts in the Philippines.

A total of 95 pages and 39 accounts were removed from Facebook for violating the company’s spam and authenticity policies, by encouraging users to visit “low quality” websites that contain little substantive content and are full of disruptive ads. The report states that these networks comprise of political and entertainment content, but all share links to the same advertising click farms.


Here are some of the networks that have been removed from Facebook:

  • Duterte Media
  • Duterte sa Pagbabago BUKAS
  • DDS
  • Duterte Phenomenon
  • DU30 Trending News
  • Hot Babes
  • News Media Trends
  • Bossing Vic
  • Pilipinas Daily News
  • Like and Win
  • Manang Imee
  • Karlo ang Probinsiyano

Facebook said that at least 4.8 million users followed one of the 95 Pages. They also stated that they are using a number of tools to detect bad behavior and take action faster. These include reports from the community, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Source: Facebook Newsroom

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2 Responses

  1. Kawawang Pilipinas. Nabiktima ng trolls.

    Ayan mga Mga Tito, mga Tita. Wag repost nang repost sa Pezbuk. Research research den from credible sources. Wag uto uto. Don’t revise history. Wag den masyado fanatic sa mga pulitiko. Hindi yan fans club.

  2. c says:

    total of 95 pages and 39 accounts -> they can do more than that but that is a good start

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