Factually: In Georgia, fact-checkers have become targets of the ruling party
While Georgian democracy has never flourished, fact-checkers in the country say that right now tensions are particularly high.
Recent arrests of key figures in the opposition party, including former pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili and the director of a pro-opposition news channel Mtavari TV, have chilled public discourse, according to Georgian fact-checkers. Moreover, the Georgian ruling party developed a network of pseudonymous Facebook accounts and a “fact-checking” page targeting mostly independent media outlets, civil society organizations, and more recently, foreignambassadors.
“They even developed their own fact-checking platform called ‘In Reality’ that discredits our work,...