Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images

Facebook said Tuesday that it had taken down multiple networks of pages engaged in coordinated, misleading behavior with links to foreign entities.

The big picture: Facebook and other online platforms are now in a perpetual battle to contain misinformation targeting their users.

Details:

  • The social giant removed 513 accounts, groups and pages linked to Iran that "posted news stories on current events and frequently repurposed and amplified content from Iranian state media."
  • It removed a group of spam pages, accounts and groups with ties to Russia, of which a "small number ... posted content related to Ukrainian news and politics."
  • It took down a network based in Kosovo and Macedonia that posted general, non-political content but also ran a "small number of Pages purporting to represent political communities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States — and posted about religious and political topics like nationalism, Islam, and political figures."

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In pictures: Storm Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

Debris on the streets as then-Hurricane Zeta passes over in Arabi, Louisiana, on Oct. 28. It's the third hurricane to hit Louisiana in about two months, after Laura and Delta. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, triggered flooding, downed powerlines and caused widespread outages since making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.

The big picture: A record 11 named storms have made landfall in the U.S. this year. Zeta is the fifth named storm to do so in Louisiana in 2020, the most ever recorded. It weakened t0 a tropical storm early Thursday, as it continued to lash parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with heavy rains and strong winds.