Sopo Gelava is a research associate for the Caucasus with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Prior to the DFRLab, she served as media literacy programs director at Media Development Foundation, leading Georgian think-tank countering disinformation and information operations. Sopo teaches fact-checking and verification courses at the University of Georgia (UG) and is leading the Investigative Media Lab at the university.
Iran-linked website targets Georgia’s ethnic Azerbaijani community with anti-West content
Iran-based website aimed at ethnic Azerbaijanis in Georgia publishes narratives supporting Russia and Hezbollah
How the Kremlin misrepresented a video to claim Georgian protesters seek war with Russia
Footage from a protest in Tbilisi was presented with false context to accuse protesters of seeking war in the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia
The Kremlin and Georgian Dream spread similar narratives about protests in Georgia
Narratives attempt to discredit protesters, blame the West for public dissent