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Schiff Statement on Facebook Takedown of Iran-Linked Inauthentic Accounts

Washington, October 26, 2018

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

“Facebook’s discovery and exposure of additional nefarious Iranian activity on its platforms so close to the midterms is an important reminder that both the public and private sector have a shared responsibility to remain vigilant as foreign entities continue their attempts to influence our political dialogue online. The decision to pull down the pages and accounts in question and to publicly share this type of information is critical to keeping users aware of and inoculated against such foreign influence campaigns.”