Facebook will shut down fake Groups and Pages, even if they were not found to be in violation of its Community Guidelines.
In a post, the social media giant said when a Page or Group is removed for violating policies, “we may now also remove other Pages and Groups even if that specific Page or Group has not met the threshold to be unpublished on its own”.
Facebook said it has seen people working to get around its enforcement by using duplicate Pages that they already manage for the same purpose as the Page we removed for violating its standards.
“People who manage a Page will see a new tab that shows when we remove certain content that goes against our Community Standards and when we reduce the distribution of posts that have been rated false by a third-party fact-checker,” said Facebook.
The tab includes two sections: content Facebook recently removed for violating a subset of its Community Standards and content recently rated “False,” “Mixture” or “False Headline” by third-party fact-checkers.