On November 8, 2021, an independent watchdog journalism organization released a report claiming that a team within Facebook attempted to influence the presidential election in Nicaragua. the left-wing Sandinista government in power. According to the article, this government is the target of regime change by the United States. In October 2021, Facebook published its findings in a report that the deleted accounts were “bots” – fake profiles used by nefarious actors carrying out “inauthentic behavior.” To prove that this censorship activity was taking place, several of these victims took to Twitter to record video messages to show surveillance and censorship, deleting their Twitter accounts.
Facebook, and social media at large, have been constantly under the microscope since hostile actors used these platforms to help sow discord during the 2016 US presidential election. Even an after-action assessment of the US intelligence community revealed that influence trades, disinformation and fake news are actively disseminated through these social media channels, drawing attention to the accountability of these companies for the information created and transmitted on their platforms.
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