The social network Facebook erased 418 non-authentic accounts created in Georgia from its platform and Instagram. This has to do with fake accounts and groups whose creators tried to mislead the public about their identities and activities.
According to Facebook, the web-pages were camouflaged and registered as political parties, public entities, activist groups and media outlets through which the administrators wrote posts about political developments, elections, high-ranking officials, opposition and other organizations.
In total, Facebook erased 39 profiles, 344 pages, 13 groups and 22 Instagram accounts. The erased pages had at least 500 thousand followers. The research carried out by Facebook showed that the ruling Georgian Dream Party and advertising agency Panda stood behind the non-authentic pages.