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September 2022

Notorious hate group website displayed prominently in Google search results

by Alyssa Kann

Google displays Patriot Front URL in search results sidebar despite blocking other racist website URLs from appearing there.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waves while leaving the parliament in Taipei, Taiwan, August 3, 2022.
September 2022

How Chinese social media reacted to Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

by DFRLab

Interest in Pelosi visit skyrocketed on Weibo before news fatigue set in.
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September 2022

Russia-aligned hacktivists stir up anti-Ukrainian sentiments in Poland

by Givi Gigitashvili

Russian Telegram channels possibly linked to Ghostwriter amplified forged letters published by hacktivist assets.
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Ukrainian soldiers on patrol, August 29, 2022. (Source: Latin America News Agency via Reuters Connect)
September 2022

Russian War Report: Ukraine counterattacks in Kherson as Russia prepares new deployments

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Ukrainian forces targeted Russian military command-and-control elements in northwestern Kherson, while Russian forces attempted a limited ground assault in the same area.
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Encyclopedia Runiversalis logo atop the Russian flag. (Source: DFRLab/руни.рф)
September 2022

Pro-Kremlin Wikipedia alternative off to a rough start

by Eto Buziashvili, Andy Carvin

Member-only pages, restrictive content policies, and a lack of transparency: Runiversalis is a wiki in name only.
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(Source: Budrul Chukrut / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via Reuters Connect)
August 2022

How CSSAs reinforce official narratives to expat Chinese students on WeChat

by DFRLab

The DFRLab analyzed WeChat articles from Chinese Students and Scholars Associations across the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
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Ukrainian soldiers on patrol, August 29, 2022. (Source: Latin America News Agency via Reuters Connect)
September 2022

Russian War Report: Ukraine counterattacks in Kherson as Russia prepares new deployments

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Ukrainian forces targeted Russian military command-and-control elements in northwestern Kherson, while Russian forces attempted a limited ground assault in the same area.
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Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, August 9, 2022. (Source: Reuters)
August 2022

Russian War Report: Satellite imagery confirms destruction of aircraft at Crimea airbase

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Satellite imagery confirms the destruction of Crimea’s Saki airbase and debunking “Ukraine sells weapons” narratives.
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July 2022

Russia War Report: Russia accuses Ukraine of creating ‘monster’ troops in biolabs

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian officials are spreading the newest iteration of the conspiracy that suggests the United States is running secret biolabs in Ukraine, this time suggesting that Ukraine has created experimental “monster” troops.
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