Among the deleted pages was one called “Resisters”, which had created a Facebook Event — “No Unite the Right 2-DC” — a counterdemonstration to Unite the Right 2-DC rally planned for August 12 in Washington,

Los Angeles : In its bid to curb foreign meddling in US elections, Facebook has removed 32 accounts for suspicious activities and hiding their true identities ahead of the mid-term Congressional polls in November.

“This kind of behaviour is not allowed on Facebook because we don’t want people or organisations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing,” Facebook said in a statement in a statement on Tuesday.

The social network said these bad actors involved in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” had connection with protests that are planned in Washington next week.

Among the deleted pages was one called “Resisters”, which had created a Facebook Event — “No Unite the Right 2-DC” — a counterdemonstration to Unite the Right 2-DC rally planned for August 12 in Washington.

“We’re still in the very early stages of our investigation and don’t have all the facts… We are sharing what we know today given the connection between these bad actors and protests that are planned in Washington next week. We will update this post with more details when we have them, or if the facts we have change,” Facebook added.

The Mark Zuckerberg-founded site was at the centre of controversy during the 2016 presidential election for the use of its platform to spread fake news and sowing seeds of discontent among voters.     —Agencies

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