Facebook has acknowledged that they are exploited by governments in manipulating public opinion, and also said they would try to do something about reducing these types of “information operations.”
Governments use Facebook to amplify a view, sow distrust, and spread confusion, according to the company.
Recently, Facebook made an attempt to cut down this use of their platform by suspending 30,000 accounts in France before the French presidential election.
Facebook was a key tool in the campaign of current U.S. President Donald Trump as well, according to his campaign team.
Source: Facebook Newsroom