On Monday evening, Facebook announced that thanks to a tip from federal law enforcement, it had removed 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts "that may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior".
Facebook said 85 of the removed accounts were posting items in English on Facebook's Instagram service.
"We immediately blocked these accounts and are now investigating them", Facebook said in a blog post late Monday.
Giving an idea of the scope of the problem, Twitter says it has identified more than 4,600 accounts and 10million tweets linked to foreign meddling in US elections, including the presidential vote of 2016.
Facebook has taken action against a number of Facebook and Instagram accounts which appear to be spreading fake news days ahead of the midterm US elections.
"Some were focused on celebrities, others political debate", he wrote, and did not list or further describe them. Facebook's purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 USA presidential election.
The shutdown of thousands of Russian-controlled accounts by Twitter and Facebook - plus the indictments of 14 people from Russia's notorious troll farm the Internet Research Agency - have blunted but by no means halted their efforts to influence United States politics.
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Facebook didn't always take the risk of election interference seriously, however.
He added the partnership already helped the company remove several "bad actors from Facebook on many occasions in the previous year", the latest being blocking 82 pages, groups and accounts linked to Iran on October 26.
The announcement came shortly after USA law enforcement and intelligence agencies said they had no indication of efforts to disrupt election infrastructure but that Americans should be wary of Russian attempts to spread fake news.
'They can do this by spreading false information about political processes and candidates, lying about their own interference activities, disseminating propaganda on social media, and through other tactics'.
Regarding today's announcement, Facebook said it usually performs deeper analysis before issuing a statement.
US tech companies are stepping up security and efforts to fight disinformation campaigns to prevent online troublemakers from trying to divide voters and discredit democracy.