Facebook removed near 1000 pages and accounts in India and Pakistan

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Facebook removed near 1000 pages and accounts in India and Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of inauthentic behavior and spamming.

The social media site said today that most of these pages and accounts were linked to India’s main opposition Congress party.

In a tweet, the Congress party said none of its official pages, and those run by its verified volunteers, have been taken down.

Facebook said it also banned some accounts linked to an Indian company associated with a mobile app promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

In Pakistan, Facebook removed 57 accounts, 24 pages, seven groups and 15 Instagram accounts, also for inauthentic behavior.