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Meta bans surveillance-for-hire firms for targeting users

A new report by Meta says about 50,000 users will receive warnings about the "malicious activities".

It accused surveillance firms of actions like creating fake accounts, befriending targets and using hacking methods to harvest information.

The company accused the companies of targeting individuals including journalists and human rights activists.

It said in itsĀ reportĀ that some 1,500 pages had been suspended by Meta across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp following a months-long investigation.