• Research Associate, Caucasus

Eto Buziashvili

Eto Buziashvili is a research associate for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Eto researches influence operations and social media manipulation, with a focus on Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. Prior to the DFRLab, Eto advised the National Security Council of Georgia and was involved in developing strategic documents. Before joining the NSC, Eto worked as a senior analyst at the country’s Ministry of Interior, where she covered security issues related to Russia and the occupied regions of Georgia. In her role as senior analyst, she was one of the negotiators at the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) through which Russian officials and separatist leaders from the occupied regions of Georgia addressed the consequences of 2008 Russian-Georgian War. Eto graduated from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the University of Geneva with an MA in International and European Security.

April 2024

Kremlin-linked Telegram channels seed anti-Ukraine and anti-West narratives in Bulgaria

by Eto Buziashvili, Sayyara Mammadova

Pro-Kremlin Bulgarian Telegram channels amplify disinformation seeded by Kremlin-run channels
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February 2024

Russian milbloggers falsely accuse Kazakhstan of opening a NATO military facility

by Eto Buziashvili

Russian military bloggers threatened the Central Asian nation after it opened a new conference hall at a training center for UN peacekeepers, falsely labeling it as a "NATO center"
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December 2023

Russian War Report: Putin to run for re-election in annexed regions of Ukraine

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Central Election Commission confirmed the possibility of holding presidential elections in illegally annexed Ukrainian territories.
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