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Facebook Removes Hundreds of Georgia Govt Linked Pages

Sergei Konkov / TASS

Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms, announced today about first ever Georgian takedown, that affected Georgian-government linked network on the platform, civil.ge reports.

“Today, we removed 39 Facebook accounts, 344 Pages, 13 Groups and 22 Instagram accounts as part of a domestic-focused network that originated in the country of Georgia,”  Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy of Facebook said on December 20.

“These Pages posed as news organizations and impersonated political parties, public figures, activist groups and media entities. The Page admins and account owners typically posted about domestic news and political issues such as elections, government policies, public officials, criticism of the opposition and local activist organizations,” Gleicher noted.

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