Facebook removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan.
Most of the accounts and pages were linked to India’s main opposition Congress party and Pakistan’s military.
According to reports, the accounts were removed because of the inauthentic behaviour and spamming.
Facebook has faced increasing pressure to ensure its platform is not abused for political gains or to spread misinformation.
Facebook said it also banned some accounts of an Indian company of a mobile app.
In Pakistan, 57 accounts and 24 pages, seven groups and 15 Instagram accounts were removed for inauthentic behavior.
The accounts were part of a network linked to employees of a unit of the Pakistani military.
The accounts were being run by employees of the Pakistani
military’s public relations, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Facebook cyber security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher said, the networks of accounts used tactics to mislead people.
He said the action followed an internal investigation in the
region ahead of the upcoming elections in India.
Facebook’s investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and issued posts which included local news and criticism of political opponents.
Facebook has been taking these measures across the globe.
It took similar actions recently against accounts in Russia, Iran and Philippines.