Between 1 September and 13 November 2020, in cooperation with Mediapoint, we monitored how politicians and parties used Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok in the context of the November 1 and 15, 2020 presidential election in Moldova.
While not winning on social media, Japarov takes the presidency
Bishkek, Bratislava, 11 January 2021
Monitoring of the Kyrgyz snap presidential election showed that Sadyr Japarov was outcompeted by other candidates on social media but that did not stop him...
Bidzina Ivanishvili most active on Facebook but Mikheil Saakashvili more popular. From among parties, UNM more active than the Georgian Dream. European Georgia spent more money on FB ads than any other party.
The information environment has changed significantly in recent years, particularly as a result of new trends and developments, including the increased role of social media networks. This technological and social shift is changing the way media influence...
Source: Roveliu Buga/AP
Chisinau: Moldova’s new President-elect Maia Sandu out-competed the incumbent Dodon in online campaigning ahead of the second round of voting, helping her secure victory in the runoff, according to social media monitoring...
Moldovan election: Incumbent Dodon way behind Usatîi and Sandu in social media campaign
Moldova’s incumbent President Igor Dodon is losing out on social media to his ideological rival Renato Usatîi and the pro-European candidate Maia...
The 31 October Georgian parliamentary elections will be conducted under a new electoral system with 120 members of parliament proportionally elected in a single nationwide constituency and 30 elected in single-member constituencies. An...
Zheenbekov loses out in Kyrgyzstan’s Instagram election
Monitoring of the disputed Kyrgyz elections showed the now ousted President Zheebenkov was outcompeted by other political figures and parties on social media – despite being the most...
The 1 November presidential election in Moldova will be the second direct presidential vote since 2016 (between 2000 and 2016 the president was elected by the parliament). By law, the president is elected for a four-year term in a single nationwide...
Belarusians no longer prepared to play along with Lukashenka’s flawed election
By not inviting international election observers, Lukashenka made an early statement that he would try to hold onto power no matter what. But he might have miscalculated...