Outrage in Georgia over fake report

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili meets residents in Tbilisi after the fake news. (REUTERS)

Outraged Georgians yesterday slammed a local television channel which sparked panic by broadcasting a faked report announcing that Russia had launched an invasion of the ex-Soviet state. The government of pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili said it was bewildered by the incident but the opposition claimed it was a state-sponsored stunt aimed at smearing his critics.


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