Tech giants, Twitter and Facebook say they have suspended a group of accounts for fostering hate and disharmony. Although the accounts are linked to Russia, they are based in Ghana and Nigeria.
These accounts were said to target American users who discuss topics relating to race and civil rights.
Instagram, owned by Facebook has also removed some accounts. Facebook said more than 260,000 people followed one or more of the accounts.
The social media firm also said the profiles did not appear to focus on elections.