After three months of ignoring Snopes’ request for comment on the inauthentic behavior of the media outlet The BL, Facebook has removed The BL’s pages and groups from the platform.
snopes.comIn November, Snopes uncovered hundreds of inauthentic accounts used to promote The BL on Facebook.
snopes.comTHREAD: Today, we can report that Facebook has banned "The BL."
Snopes reporters @alexkasprak and @jordanliles first published exclusive findings on the massive pro-Trump empire, linked to the Epoch Times, in October.
snopes.comOn the Friday before Christmas, Facebook banned the foreign-run, pro-Trump empire "The BL," first exposed by Snopes in October.
The news may have been lost in the blur of the holiday season.
The BL's 55 million followers haven't been notified of the ban. bit.ly/2MdV1uupic.twitter.com/ejJwkkCQEC
Snopes’ reporting on the Epoch Times-linked media outlet The BL exposed widespread coordinated inauthentic behavior of foreign origin. Why does Facebook allow this abuse?
snopes.com@Facebook 7/ It is also the same behavior foreign actors have used to influence American politics on social media, raising questions about Facebook's ability to crack down on the behavior as election approaches.
snopes.com1/ An Epoch Times-linked outlet named "The BL" is building a labyrinthine network of pro-Trump @Facebook groups administered by fake accounts to artificially inflate its reach, a clear violation of FB's rules. The outlet continues its behavior unabated. bit.ly/2PFTezipic.twitter.com/UTzUbHJCkA