1. https://bit.ly/2CFiPTk - Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia; Verdict – Lie
2. https://bit.ly/2I0L2au - Giorgi Kobulia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Verdict – False
3. https://bit.ly/2TC8Gwn - Akaki Zoidze, MP, Chair of the Health and Social Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, Verdict –True
4. https://bit.ly/2CFj2WC - Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, Verdict – Half True
5. https://bit.ly/2FyL1aW - Giorgi Baramidze, United National Movement (opposition party), Verdict – Mostly False
6. https://bit.ly/2HTulOs - Nika Melia, United National Movement MP, Verdict – True
7. https://bit.ly/2FvdKxz - Giga Bokeria, European Georgia – Movement for Freedom MP, Verdict – Mostly True vs Ekaterine Mikabadze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Verdict – Manipulation of Facts
8. https://bit.ly/2YsiLQ9 - Davit Sergeenko - Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Verdict – Promise not fulfilled
9. https://bit.ly/2HUUUCH - Zurab Tchiaberashvili, European Georgia – Movement for Freedom MP, Verdict – Half True
10. https://bit.ly/2TXPXAm - Top 5 Fake News of 2015, Verdict – Fake News
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