East StratCom disinformation claim:

USA orchestrates all important events in Georgian politics: current US ambassador decides who will be on the ballot paper in elections, former ambassador is responsible for brutal dismantling of protests in Tbilisi in 2011, and if Georgia does not comply with US commands, there will be a war, revolution and massacre that will result in the overthrow of legitimate government, and the USA will appoint its own puppets as the new authority of Georgia.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 13. July 2016

Debunk claim:

Groundless conspiracy theory. Georgia is a sovereign country making its own sovereign decisions.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Givi Gigitashvili, student, University of Tartu in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 41 in the report.

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