Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s security teams are staying busy.
All three companies reported this week that they had removed malicious items from their platforms that had originated in Iran — Facebook took down 652 Pages, groups and accounts, Twitter removed 284 accounts and Google disabled a total 42 YouTube channels, 16 Google+ accounts, six Blogger accounts and three Gmail accounts.
Twitter disclosed minimal information about the accounts it removed, only sharing the following tweets from the @TwitterSafety handle:
As with prior investigations, we are committed to engaging with other companies and relevant law enforcement entities. Our goal is to assist investigations into these activities and where possible, we will provide the public with transparency and context on our efforts.