Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts from Pakistan and India
Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts, pages and groups from Pakistan and India that, according to the company, have committed “coordinated misconduct.” The company announced this on its website on Monday.
This is one network from Pakistan, which, according to Facebook, was managed by the Pakistani army, and two non-connected networks from India, one of which is linked to the Indian political party INC.
Tensions between India and Pakistan increased in February following an attack in Kashmir, a region claimed by both countries. Disinformation was distributed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp, among others.
One of the networks consisted of 24 pages, seven groups, 57 Facebook accounts and fifteen Instagram accounts, which, according to Facebook, were managed by the Pakistani army. Political topics and news were discussed on the pages, including about the Indian government. The pages were followed by 2.8 million people.