PRE-ELECTION MONITORING 2020 - Anti-Western Messages, Hate Speech, Fake News
The present report provides the results of monitoring conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) ahead of the 2020 parliamentary elections. The monitoring was carried out on the cases of anti-Western messages and hate speech voiced by electoral subjects and political parties, as well as fake news and discrediting campaigns.
The monitoring covered both mainstream and social media outlets, including regional media outlets and social accounts affiliated with political stakeholders.
Part 1 of the report covers anti-Western messages; part 2 – hate speech; part 3 – discrediting pre-election campaigns; 4- fake news spread by political parties; and part 5 – fake news spread against political parties.
The monitoring of hate speech and anti-Western narratives covers the period from August 1 to October 25, 2020, whereas the monitoring of fake news involves the cases revealed in the period between August 1 and November 10.
TINA GOGOLADZE, MARIAM TSUTSKIRIDZE
TAMAR GAGNIASHVILI, SOPO GOGADZE, KHATIA LOMIDZE, SOPO CHKHAIDZE
MARIAM DANGADZE, ANI KISTAURI, MARIAM TOPCHISHVILI
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