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By Trisha Jalan and Sneha Johari Facebook has suspended 652 accounts, pages and groups for misleading users of Facebook and Instagram across the US, UK, Middle East, and Latin America, it said in a news update. The company said that it acted on the tip off of a cybersecurity firm and investigated for multiple months before taking the cluster down. Facebook's 4 separate investigations found that "coordinated inauthentic behavior" related to Iran and Russian military intelligence. However, the two activities were unrelated, Facebook added. Statistics from Facebook's investigations Facebook said that some of these pages, groups and accounts were linked to Iranian state media, some of which were created in 2013. Statistics related to the Iranian disinformation accounts: Presence on Facebook and Instagram: 74 Pages, 70 accounts, and 3 groups on Facebook, as well as 76 accounts on Instagram. Followers: About…

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