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Facebook targets 30,000 fake news accounts

Facebook is cracking down on fake news following the U.S. presidential election. (Source: Facebook via CNN) Facebook is cracking down on fake news following the U.S. presidential election. (Source: Facebook via CNN)

(CNN) - With just over a week to go before the French presidential election, Facebook is cracking down on fake news.

The social media site said it targeted 30,000 accounts that were spreading fake news or spam in France.

It's part of an effort to fight misinformation following the spread of fake news in the lead-up to the U.S. presidential race.

The first round of voting in France is set to take place April 23.

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