The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018, in Hanover, Germany.

Enlarge / The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018, in Hanover, Germany. (credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Facebook said Thursday that it had removed 783 pages, groups, and accounts for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior tied to Iran.”

According to the social media giant, some of the accounts date as far back as 2010.

“This activity was directed from Iran, in some cases repurposing Iranian state media content, and engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior targeting people across the world, although more heavily in the Middle East and South Asia,” Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of cybersecurity policy, wrote.

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