Facebook said on Tuesday that Iranian hackers were suspected of sending threatening messages via e-mail to U.S. voters last week, spreading false information about the destruction of the electoral system and conducting a false propaganda campaign against the Middle East last year. Last week, U.S. officials accused Iran of sending thousands of threatening emails and an online video that showed hackers breaking into the voter registration system a few days before the US presidential election. < / P > < p > Facebook said it had suspended a fake account trying to share the video on its website. The account leads to more than 20 other accounts on Facebook and instagram, revealing the dissemination of false information against countries such as Israel and Saudi Arabia in 2019. < / P > < p > Nathaniel gleicher, head of Facebook’s network security policy, said the newly discovered account was largely inactive, but had previously tried to spread the word about “the so-called holocaust” at Israel’s Eurovision song contest last year. < / P > < p > gleicher said on Tuesday that his team found a small number of technical links related to the false information network that was suspended in April due to the Iranian State Broadcasting Corporation and “links between individuals associated with the Iranian government.”. The so-called “instagram” and “facebook” accounts are not consistent with those of other “facebook” accounts. < p > < p > Facebook said that some accounts pretended to be Americans and posted posts in Spanish and English on topics such as race relations, feminism and the environment. The FBI found the accounts based on clues. < / P > < p > although it is not clear who is behind the event, some accounts have pictures with illustrations previously used by the Russian Internet research agency. U.S. prosecutors said the research institution played a key role in Moscow’s 2016 campaign to influence the US election. < p > < p > but he said that “malicious actors” are increasingly taking advantage of concerns about intervening in elections in an attempt to sow further seeds of distrust and division. < / P > < p > “we call it perceptual intrusion,” he said. “It’s not really hacking into a sensitive voter database or using a large social influence campaign, it’s just taking advantage of everyone’s fear.” Global Tech

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