Some internet resources and social media campaigns specialize in spreading of fake news, fraud and slander, with the sole aim of undermining the presidential election, which is taking place in a free, democratic and open atmosphere, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesperson of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told Trend April 11.
Hajiyev said these websites continue to disseminate fake news in biased and deliberate manner.
“In the photos and videos shared by such websites, discrepancies between the numbers of the alleged and actual polling stations, insertion of photoshop elements into the pictures or providing interviews of unidentified persons, attempts to misinterpret active electoral turnout in another form - prove the fakeness of such information,” Hajiyev said.
”By means of such fraudulent information, they seek the futile goal of misguiding and misleading the international and local observers who function in an open, free and democratic environment and affecting the final reports which will be prepared by observers as an outcome of the election,” noted the spokesperson.
”All conditions have been provided for the international and local observers to monitor the elections freely, in a democratic, transparent manner and they have the opportunities to get acquainted with the situation on the ground,” added the Azerbaijani official.
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