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Russia rejects Facebook’s allegations of disinformation campaign

Russia has rejected allegations from Facebook that the country’s GRU military intelligence service had been using the social media site to run disinformation campaigns. Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet Inc collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation on Tuesday, while Facebook took down a second campaign it said was linked to Russia, Reuters reports. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Facebook’s Russia-related allegations made no sense to Moscow. He said they looked similar to previous groundless allegations from other sources like Microsoft. “They are all trying to outdo one another with their statements which all look like carbon copies of one another,” the spokesman said on Wednesday. “We do not understand on what they are based,” he said, adding that the allegations lack “supporting explanation.”