Facebook has taken down a network of pages that promoted American patriotism and President Donald Trump after they were revealed to be run from Kosovo.
There were more than 170,000 followers of the "Police Lives Matter" page, which shared provocative viral content supporting U.S. police officers and included pages with the titles "All Lives Matter," "I Support The Police US not Criminals" and "Blue Lives Matter USA.".
The investigative website Popular Information revealed that while promoting American identity, the pages were actually run from Kosovo and sought to make money by playing on the emotions of Americans.
Facebook was alerted to the pages on September 27 and has taken all the pages down.
"Police Lives Matter" was part of a network of Facebook pages run from Kosovo that sought to exploit the right-wing backlash against the Black Lives Matter movement w/names like "I Support The Police US not Criminals".
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Facebook said that like the Ukrainian pages, the Kosovar pages do not appear to be state-run or politically-motivated and that they were "a spammy group looking to profit from political content.". »