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Facebook, Twitter remove fake news sites in Bangladesh ahead of election

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Facebook, Twitter remove fake news sites in Bangladesh ahead of electionFacebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government that had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation. Facebook, Bangladesh’s most popular social network with an estimated 30 million users, said it had removed nine fake news pages “linked to individuals associated with the Bangladesh government” which mimicked those of independent news outlets. Bangladesh’s interior minister, Assaduzzaman Khan, said action would be taken against people behind the fake accounts.