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Discrediting and propaganda messages spread on Facebook January 26 - February 8

Messages against the ruling party  due to failure to investigate suspicious business activities initiated by Russian citizens

On January 29, a story aired on "TV Pirveli" was spread on pages operating against the "Georgian Dream" party, which contained messages against the ruling party. The authorities were cirticized for not taking appropriate measures regarding offices opened by Russian citizens in Georgia and alleged suspicious transactions.

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Lurji Viri/Blue Donkey:

Beso Tserediani:

In a country where you will be arrested for closing $100 on the street, In a country where any banking transaction is under control

This is how it happens,

Kotsebo, f*ck your mother


Posts against Mikheil Saakashvili after attending the trial

On February 1, Mikheil Saakashvili attended his trial remotely. After his attendance, posts discrediting Saakashvili were spread on anonymous pages operating against the opposition. On these pages, he was accused of manipulatively presenting his physical condition. The pages also published Saakashvili's statement that if he does not live to see the victory of Ukraine, his heart should be buried in Kyiv.  

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Mikheil Ukrainologi:

If I don't live, my heart should be buried in Kyiv, it belongs to Ukraine.




Discrediting of Levan Khabeishvili after being elected as the chairman of the party

Levan Khabeishvili became the new chairman of United National Movement. The results of electronic elections were announced on January 30. After being elected as the chairman, posts against Levan Khabeishvili became active on anonymous pages. In the posts, they presented him as an unqualified and frivolous candidate, they insulted him, and in order to discredit him, they published video collages of old footage.

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United National movement has a new chairman


Making fun of Gia Kharchilava after the opening of the pedestrian bridge in Tsalenjikha Municipality

On January 27, the mayor of Tsalenjikha Municipality, Gia Kharchilava, published a post on the Facebook page about the opening of the pedestrian bridge. According to Kharchilava, traffic on the bridge is safe for the population, because fences and lighting have been installed.  Following the post, anonymous pages began to publish mocking posts about Kharchilava.


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Political Absurd:

Soon we will see skyscrapers in Tsalenjikha


Posts against the United National Movement" and their supporters

After the Tbilisi City Court rejected the motion to postpone and/or release Mikheil Saakashvili's imprisonment on February 6, members of the United National Movement gathered at the party's office. At a briefing, party chairman Levan Khabeishvili announced that the party would suspend its parliamentary activities and organize protests to secure Saakashvili's release.

On anonymous discrediting pages, Mikheil Saakashvili's Facebook status was mocked after he called on his supporters to join forces and declared that nothing could break him. The pages also targeted members and supporters of the "United National Movement" who protested the decision. The anonymous pages made appeals to the government administration and ridiculed the lack of people at rallies held near Irakli Gharibashvili's house, while spreading mocking posts about the participants.


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Terenti Gldaneli:

Women of Misha’s sect

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Sirtkhvilis Koridori:

Hundreds of thousands of people near the government administration


Making fun of Nino Nadiradze-Kusanova through photo manipulations:

After the trial of Mikheil Saakashvili, posts against Nino Nadiradze-Kusanova, general director of "Vivamed" clinic, were published on pages operating against the ruling party.  Posts used photographs taken in the past, mocking descriptions, and photo manipulations.



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Blue Donke Lurji Viri:


About weekly review

Within the social media monitoring ISFED presents the weekly overview and describes the messages that echo the political issues, virally Circulates on social networks (more or less) during the week, and more than one actor, account or page is involved in its distribution. In certain cases, the most interactive posts of the week are presented.

The organization uses the Facebook monitoring tool- CrowdTangle - for data processing and relies on an existing, up-to-date database of pages/accounts involved in discrediting campaigns.

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The social media monitoring program of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) is supported by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED). This publication is solely owned by ISFED and may not reflect the views of the donor.