NBC News reports:
Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters. It also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times that pushed pro-Trump conspiracy theories about coronavirus and protests in the U.S.
Facebook took down the accounts as part of its enforcement against coordinated inauthentic behavior, which is the use of fake accounts to inflate the reach of content or products on social media.
The foreign pro-Trump troll farm was based in Romania and pushed content on Instagram under names like “BlackPeopleVoteForTrump” and on Facebook under “We Love Our President.”
As I’ve previously mentioned, the Epoch Times is owned by the viciously anti-LGBT Falun Gong cult, which also puts on the touring acrobatics show, Shen Yun.
When I last reported on the Epoch Times, I got an email from a PR flack offering an interview with their editor-in-chief, who was very upset about Facebook “wrongfully censoring” them.
My entire response: “Considering that the literally fake news Epoch Times is run by the pro-Trump freak show anti-LGBT Falun Gong cult, I couldn’t give a fuck about their reputation.”