Facebook removes more than 8 fake Mwebantu pages, admins reported to police
Facebook on Tuesday said it removed more than 8 fake accounts, pages that were spreading “fake” news and impersonating authentic and verified Mwebantu Facebook page.
Facebook stated that the pages were removed for what they term “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform in Zambia. The false pages had become aggressive with fake news, cyberbullying and online fraud.
“This kind of behaviour is not allowed on Facebook under our misrepresentation policy because we don’t want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing,” a Facebook official said.
The authentic Mwebantu Facebook page has a blue tick that shows that it has been verified by Facebook authorities, with over 1.5 million followers in Zambia and beyond.
Mwebantu has grown to have over 2 million followers on Social Media and is regarded as Zambia’s leading Social news and advertising platform.
Mwebantu is grateful to the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) and Facebook Regional team for helping remove fake Mwebantu Facebook Pages.
Top Facebook pages with High Engagement in Zambia with a million reach a week. from 3rd Aug 2020 to 9th Aug 2020
TOP FACEBOOK PAGES WITH HIGH ENGAGEMENT IN ZAMBIA WITH A MILLION REACH A WEEK.
FROM 3 AUG 2020-9 AUG 2020
NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE DATA FOR 10th AND 11th AUGUST, 2020.
1.Mwebantu with 4.2 million people reached.
2.Zambian Landscape with 2.7 million people reached.
3.Zambian Watchdog with 2.1 million people reached.
4.Zambian Weddings and Kitchen Parties with 1.9 million people reached.
5.Chellah Tukuta Photography with 1.8 million people reached.
- Zed Diary with 1.5 million people reached.
- Milly Beauty Products with 1.2 million people reached.
8.QFM Radio with 1.1 million people reached.
9.Hakainde Hichilema with 1 million people reached.
Source: Facebook Analytics
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