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Facebook scraps accounts trying to influence November’s U.S. elections

It said it had removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.

The company said in a blogpost that “this kind of behavior is not allowed on Facebook because we don’t want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing.”

Facebook added that it’s in the early stages of the investigation. It also said that more than 290,000 people followed suspended accounts.

Earlier, The New York Times reported that the company had told lawmakers this week that it detected the campaign as part of its investigations into election interference.