(CNN Money) — Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it says were part of a coordinated disinformation campaign. Some of the pages originated in Iran and Russia.READ MORE: Employee Charged In Connection With Camera Found In Bathroom At Target In Richland Township
The pages and groups were spreading misinformation in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America and the Middle East. Some were posing as a group called “Liberty Front Press.”
It also removed content that is says could be traced to groups previously connected to Russian military services. Those campaigns were not related to the Iran page, and did not target the US.
Facebook made the announcement Tuesday evening. The pages were identified by Facebook after a tip from cybersecurity firm FireEye.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Facebook is now working with US law enforcement and the investigations are ongoing.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company’s attempts to proactively identify fake pages, groups and accounts are making Facebook safer.
“While it’s still early, we’re starting to see it pay off and we’re identifying more of this before the election,” he said.MORE NEWS: 1 Person Injured In Rollover Crash In Wilkinsburg
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