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Government Trolls against Mamuka Khazaradze

29 March, 2019

The Media Development Foundation (MDF) conducted a monitoring to identify a campaign as well as the sources of this campaign launched in social networks against TBC Bank. Amid an ongoing investigation into the TBC Bank case, the posts discrediting Mamuka Khazaradze, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TBC Bank, started to appear on Facebook with the process being carried out in three waves. 

Note: After the publication of the report the troll identified by MDF as "Avtandil Kereselidze” published a statement on his fake Facebook account demanding an apology from media outlets Tabula and On.ge for spreading ‘false accusations’ based on MDF’s report and threatened them with a court action. However, after MDF contacted Karo Manukyan, whose photos had been used by the troll, Mr. Manukyan reported the fake account to Facebook after which it was swiftly taken down by the company. 

         Author: 
               Sopo Gelava

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