Myth Detector Lab - VIII Group

1Narmin Ayvazova

Narmin Ayvazova is doing her third academic year at the Faculty of Economy and Business at Tbilisi State University, majoring in Tourism and Business Administration. She currently serves as a PR representative of Salam platform, is an attendee at Caucasian House’s Public University, and is a participant of Emerging Leaders School (ELS) by the Georgian Institute for Politics (GIP). She has also participated in a training in cascade and master training within the frameworks of “Learn to Discern”, a teaching program of a media literacy project by IREX-Georgia.

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"Mariam Beraia

Mariam Beraia got awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications (Tbilisi State University) in 2014. In 2019, she became a Master in Education Administration (Georgian National University SEU). Since 2019, Mariam has been teaching public education in two public schools in Bolnisi municipality. In addition, she has passed IREX-Georgia’s “Learn to Discern”, a media literacy training.

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"Giorgi Beroshvili

Giorgi Beroshvili is an International Relations student at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Tbilisi State University. Giorgi is engaged in projects of the European Youth Parliament. He has also done internship in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Peace Corps. Currently, Giorgi is actively participating in international development projects. His spheres of interest include Eastern Europe, post-Soviet countries, and Russian foreign policy.

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მარიამEdgar Brutyan

Edgar Brutiani is doing his second academic year at the Free University of Tbilisi, majoring in International Relations. Edgar is studying Far East, namely – Chinese culture, history, politics, and its relations with other countries of the region and the world. Besides Chinese, Edgar is fluent in Georgian, Armenian, Russian, and English.

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Does EU-Georgia Association Agreement Envisage Separation of Children from Parents?

Is Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Planned and Who Links it to COVID-19?

How are the COVID-19 vaccine, quantum tattoo, and control over the population linked to each other?

How reliable is the source used by Regulator’s Critic to criticize media?

Does EU-Georgia Association Agreement Envisage Separation of Children from Parents?

nhGiorgi Giorgadze

Giorgi Giorgadze is a graduate of Clark University in Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Sociology. Giorgi is interested in the process and features of democratization and globalization in post-socialist states. Giorgi has an experience of writing policy documents and analytical articles.

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Did NDI and IRI Suspend Public Opinion Polls following Alliance of Patriots’ Campaign?

ანაVano Gomurashvili

Vano Gomurashvili is doing his first academic year at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Tbilisi State University, majoring in Political Science. Currently, Vano is a member of #შეცვალე (#change) and a blogger. Vano is actively implementing peer education trainings in various schools and organizations and is interested in civic activism.

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1qBesik Gochiashvili

Besik Gochiashvili is doing his fourth academic year at Tbilisi State University and is majoring in International Relations. He is interested in history, politics, and humanities. Besik is a member of Young Diplomats' Club of Georgia, a non-governmental organization.

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Does EU-Georgia Association Agreement Envisage Separation of Children from Parents?

დVano Gureshidze

Vano Gureshidze is doing his third academic year at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Tbilisi State University, majoring in International Relations. Vano is interested in international politics and diplomacy, actively participates in scientific conferences and aims to do an in-depth study of hybrid war mechanisms and best approaches of tackling it.

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დMikheil Valashvili

Mikheil Valashvili is doing his second academic year at the School of Law at Ilia State University. His spheres of interest include human rights, public law, and international politics. Giorgi is currently a member of the School of Federalists at the School of Law at Ilia State University and a student at the School of Politics of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). He has a personal blog where he periodically publishes various posts regarding the social and political issues in the country.

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ეNino Kaladze

Nino Kaladze is doing her last academic year at Tbilisi State University and is majoring in International Relations. Nino was in France for an exchange semester and the knowledge she received there conditioned her spheres of interest. Nino is studying issues such as international development aid, soft power, and is especially interested in Russian propaganda. She also has an experience of working on projects related to strategic communications and security.

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How Many Forests do Chinese Citizens Own in Georgia?

Who doesn’t believe in Navalny poisoning with Novichok?

21Giorgi Katsiashvili

Giorgi Katsiashvili is doing his second academic year at the Faculty of International Relations at Ilia State University. He is currently working as a political analyst and a junior specialist in HR at Lelo for Georgia. Moreover, Giorgi is a co-founder of the Labour Organisation of Georgia. He is actively engaged in civic activism.

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Troll disseminates conspiracy about Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 document and Lugar Lab

12Ana Kekoshvili

Ana Kekoshvili is doing her fourth academic year in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. She is currently an intern at Forbes Woman Georgia and aims to pursue journalism more actively. Ana has studied at the University of Tartu, Estonia and the University of Limerick, Ireland in the framework of exchange programs. Her main spheres of interest include history and international politics.

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"Eter Kotikadze

Eter Kotikadze is a Bachelor of Culture Studies at Tbilisi State University and a Master student of Religion Studies at Ilia State University. She is especially interested in religion as a determinant of identity in post-Soviet countries. She is studying the conditions of Georgian Muslims in modern-day Georgia and is interested in the formation process of a multi-ethnic Georgian nation in a historical context after the 19th century. For the past year, she has studied media communications and national security issues and is working at a LLEP of the Ministry of Justice.

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"Neni Marsagishvili

Neni Marsagishvili is a graduate in Public Affairs at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). She has participated in various informal and voluntary activities and projects in Georgia and Germany. In 2019, she did an internship in the Human Rights and Civic Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. She is currently interested in gender studies and associates her future professional development with this sphere.

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How Much Does It Cost Georgia to Participate in Peacekeeping Missions and does the U.S. Provide Aid to Us?

What does the Code on the Rights of the Child Imply and What Interpretations are Spread Regarding the New Law?

"Mariam Mindiashvili

Mariam Mindiashvili is a 12th grade pupil at the 21st Public School of Tbilisi. Mariam wants to pursue a career in international relations.

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How did the Soviet Union Paint the Flag of the Belarusian People’s Republic in Red?

"Mariam Nebieridze

Mariam Nebieridze is doing her final academic year at the Faculty of Law at Tbilisi State University. Mariam is interested in human rights, studies human rights issues in various countries, and writes analytical articles.

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Did Erdogan and Gakharia Agree on Repatriation of 100,000 Deported Meskhetians?

Do Drosten tests show false COVID-19 positive results?

U.S. Statistics on Missing/Abducted Children and What do We Know about Franklin Scandal?

Are Georgians ‘Experimental Rabbits’ for UK Vaccine?

Where is Zero Euro Banknote Depicting Lenin Produced and How to Produce Money with No Financial Value?

Disinformation about McDonald’s Refers to Satirical Blog and Fake Photos

"Anna Ungiadze

Anna Ungiadze is doing her third academic year at Tbilisi State University, majoring in International Relations. She is interested in informal education, public and political sciences, and fiction. She is currently an intern at the Tbilisi office Transparency International Georgia.

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Is There Any Link between COVID-19 Vaccination and Training Sessions on Implementation of the Code on the Rights of the Child?

qTamar Chkhartishvili

Tamar Chkhartishvili is doing her second academic year in Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania in the Master program in Oriental Studies. She has been an intern in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at the Embassy of the United States in Georgia. She is interested in the ongoing processes in Far East and in the issues of security, media, and civic activism. In 2017, she received a scholarship of the Government of China and got enrolled for a one-year Chinese course in the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. She plans to pursue Sinology.

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Did Ants Save the Icon of Christ?

Where does the conspiracy about elders being put to sleep by injection to cut back on pensions in Italy originate from?

Seven Myths about COVID-19 on Obieqtivi and Ilioni TV Channels

Is the coronavirus test dangerous?

The god of death Anubis or aardvark?

How is 5G linked to the withering of trees, diseases, and domestic violence?

qNino Tsikhelashvili

Nino Tsikhelashvili is doing her third academic year at the Black Sea University, majoring in International Relations. Nino is volunteering for General Mazniashvili Youth Legion and Informational Defence Legion. She is interested in military and information security. Moreover, Nino is a member of Young Georgian Women for NATO, an NGO.

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Why are “Smart Homes” Built in Netherlands and Is Their Construction Linked to 5G?

All About the Treaty of Kars and the Turkish-Georgian Border

qNatalia Chamiashvili

Natalia Chamiashvili is an International Relations graduate of Tbilisi State University, Endicott College, and the European University Viadrina. Natalia leads an NGO called Volunteer Hub and Women’s Network – W4W. Moreover, Natalia is a Young European Ambassador. Natalia is especially interested in gender studies and women’s rights.

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qMziuri Chaghoshvili

Mziuri Chaghoshvili is a graduate of Faculty of Science and Arts at Ilia State University. In 2017, she got a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Currently, Mziuri is doing her first academic year at the Master’s program in Public Affairs at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).  She is interested in political marketing and Russian propaganda, as well as digital marketing.

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Are flu and pneumococcal vaccines linked to the deaths of the elderly in Italy and Spain?

"Irakli Khuchua

Irakli Khuchua became a Bachelor in International Relations at Tbilisi State University in 2018. He is the Head of Volunteer Hub and actively participates in promoting volunteering in Georgia. Moreover, Irakli is a Young European Ambassador and is interested in spreading European values in Georgia and fighting disinformation. Irakli Khuchua’s spheres of interest include artificial intellect (AI) and innovative technologies. He works at MaxinAI, an AI consultancy company.

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Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Tested Directly on Humans?

qGuram Jajanidze

Guram Jajanidze has been a student at an English program in International Relations at the Black Sea University. In the same year, he started participating in activities by the European-Georgian Institute and the Association of European Initiators. Guram was volunteering in Valmiera, Latvia in 2019, within the framework of European Solidarity Corps – a platform supported by the EU. In 2019, he became a finalist of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), an exchange program supported by the U.S. Department of State, and was studying in Presbyterian College, South Carolina during the 2020 Spring Semester.

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Was the Soviet Union Dissolved against “the Will of People”?

Is Influenza Virus More Dangerous than COVID-19 and Do Asymptomatic Patients Actually Exist?

Who is Interested in Portraying Georgia as Party to Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Spreading Disinformation