A Facebook report released yesterday indicated that it had pulled down 220 Facebook accounts, 32 Facebook pages, 59 groups, and 139 Instagram accounts in Uganda.
The report confirms that all these accounts were all linked to the Government Citizen Interaction Centre at the Ministry of Information.
According to Facebook, the users duplicated accounts, used fake accounts to support President Museveni, promoted General Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the next President of Uganda, and targeted the National Unity Platform (NUP) and its Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, among others.
Facebook described this as a violation of their policy against government interference which is coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government entity.
Among some of the people that claim to be victims of the purge are Facebook social media influencers; Arshburg Katto, Isma Olaxess, Full Figure, Basajja Mivule among others.