Conservative groups in Brazil are protesting against Facebook after it banned 196 pages and 87 individual profiles, many of them on the right side of the ideological spectrum.

The Facebook purge has raised concerns that the platform may be pursuing a political agenda in the run-up to the Oct. 7 elections for a new president, a new National Congress, and new state assemblies.

Facebook has more than 100 million users in Brazil, about half of the country’s population.

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