While it isn’t clear in this article, and a number of other sites, apparently these pages number in the millions. Further, a majority of the pages supported the populist parties La Lega (The League) and the 5-Star Movement (M5S) — who currently govern Italy in a temporary coalition.

That’s like banning all pages that support Donald Trump, two weeks before the election.

Facebook has shut down multiple Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda in the run-up to the European elections.

See full story on Facebook shuts down more than 20 ‘fake news’ pages in Italy – The Local

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