Meta, Twitter Remove Accounts That Pushed Pro-Western Narratives

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. and Twitter Inc. have removed accounts that pushed pro-Western content to audiences in the Middle East and Russian-speaking Central Asia, including posts critical of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a report released Wednesday.

The takedowns by two of the most prominent social-media companies mark some of the first instances of a covert online propaganda campaign that promoted Western ideas, rather than past efforts linked to authoritarian governments seeking to undermine the U.S. and its allies.