• Research Associate, Caucasus

Givi Gigitashvili

Givi Gigitashvili is a research associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. In this role, Gigitashvili investigates influence operations, social media manipulation, and computational propaganda campaigns in Eastern European and South Caucasus countries. Before joining the DFRLab in 2019, Gigitashvili worked as an international development consultant for Ecorys, an international research and consulting company, where he was providing research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private clients in Eastern European countries.

Gigitashvili holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, a master’s degree in EU-Russia studies from University of Tartu, and a postgraduate diploma in strategic communications from King’s College London.

April 2024

Moldova in the digital crosshairs of anonymous, pro-Russian Telegram channels

by Givi Gigitashvili, Victoria Olari

Anonymous Telegram channels attempt to discredit Moldova’s pro-European government and amplify pro-Russian narratives
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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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December 2023

How foreign actors targeted Polish information environment ahead of parliamentary elections

by Givi Gigitashvili

Foreign - or seemingly foreign - actors implemented different interference actions in order to influence Polish voters or foment societal instability
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