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Meta maps way to ‘kill’ online deception campaigns

A ‘kill chain’ framework released by Meta aims to serve as a blueprint of sorts to annihilate online campaigns aimed at deceiving people. (Photo: AFP)

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta on Thursday released a framework for exposing and combating malicious online campaigns from election lies to terrorist recruitment.

A paper authored by Meta’s Ben Nimmo and Eric Hutchins details how to create a “kill chain” for targeting key links in deception operations aimed at duping people online.

“Human stupidity is one of the great powers in the universe, but this kill chain is trying to identify all the different kinds of operations that can try to target human weakness,” Nimmo told AFP.

“The goal is to stop the attackers before ever reaching the…

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