An Azerbaijani musician performs during Navruz celebrations in the Georgian town of Marneuli, March 21, 2006. (Source: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

Facebook sources targeting Georgia’s Azerbaijani minority reflect pro-West outlook

A DFRLab review of Facebook pages popular among Georgia's Azerbaijani ethnic minority finds pro-West sentiments, including towards the EU, NATO and Ukraine

by Eto Buziashvili

Azerbaijan Georgia
Screencap shows a hijacked Formula TV Facebook page with newly posted images related to Google Bard, with older images from the TV network still visible. (Source: Facebook)

Mon, Apr 17, 2023

Malware masquerading as Google Bard ads targets millions of Facebook users

Perpetrators presented hijacked pages as Google’s AI service and convinced Facebook users, including a Georgian TV network, to download malicious software

by Eto Buziashvili

Advertising Facebook

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Facebook removes inauthentic assets using AI-generated faces in Argentina

Network used fake profiles to create fictitious personas supporting Argentina’s Kirchnerism political movement

by Daniel Suárez Pérez, Esteban Ponce de León

Argentina Social Media

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Facebook removes network connected to Ukrainian political party and NGO

The social network took down assets

Social Media

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Facebook removes assets connected to Ukrainian NGO

Assets linked to Anti-Corruption Block Post, an NGO that accused various public officials of corruption

Social Media

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Anti-immigrant Maltese Facebook pages rail against NGOs

Amid increased immigration to Malta, Facebook

Immigration Social Media

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Internet marketers exploit Facebook ads to rent Facebook accounts in Ukraine

Scammers and shady marketers bombarded Ukrainian

Social Media

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

Georgian far-right and pro-government actors collaborate in inauthentic Facebook network

Individuals linked to ultra-nationalist political party

Georgia Government

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Anonymous Facebook pages intensified negative posts ahead of Georgian parliamentary elections

Pages undertook political trolling campaigns against Georgian Dream and opposition parties prior to voting on October 31

Elections Social Media

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

Facebook removes hyperlocal news pages that promoted political party members in Ukraine

The social network took down assets

Government Social Media

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

Facebook removes inauthentic assets connected to Georgian far-right group Alt-Info

Georgian far-right group engaged in coordinated

Georgia Government

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Anti-Western parties are losing the social media battle in Georgia

Analysis of Georgian parties shows that

Georgia Government