The social media giant ultimately took down a network of 54 Facebook accounts, 50 pages and four from Instagram, another social media site it owns. A map showed 15 locations of the accounts were in Florida, mostly along the east coast from Vero Beach to Miami; a handful were elsewhere.
The disinformation network jumped into Florida politics, posting from an inauthentic account named “Rob Kanter” against Senate Bill 10, Graphika said. That legislation, which created a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, was fiercely opposed by Big Sugar. The bill passed in 2017, despite efforts on social media to defeat it.