Meta identified and deleted 7704 questionable Facebook accounts that were part of a large-scale disinformation campaign of covert influence. This is stated in the report of the tech giant, writes Gizmodo.

The accounts tended to post positive comments about China’s policies and negative posts about the United States. The campaign was conducted on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Reddit, Pinterest, and Medium. In total, it involved more than 50 online platforms.

The posts on these accounts varied in content, quality, and contained errors. Some of them aimed to question the origin of Covid-19, trying to make the United States the culprit of the pandemic.

“We were also able to link this network to the so-called “Spamouflage” operation and its many separate clusters of spammy activity that Meta and our peers have been taking down since 2019,” said Meta.

Earlier, Meta reported earnings and revenue for the second quarter, which exceeded analysts’ expectations. The company’s earnings amounted to $2.98 per share, compared to Refinitiv’s forecasts of $2.91 per share. The company’s revenue reached $32 billion against $31.12 billion expected by Refinitiv.