What we are

At the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, our mission is: 

To identify, expose, and explain disinformation where and when it occurs using open-source research; to promote objective truth as a foundation of government for and by people; to protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space. 

To create a new model of expertise adapted for impact and real-world results. 

To forge digital resilience at a time when humans are more interconnected than at any point in history, by building the world’s leading hub of digital forensic analysts tracking events in governance, technology, security, and where each intersect as they occur, as well as a network of #DigitalSherlocks

Who we are

The DFRLab is staffed by over 30 OSINT experts and staff on five continents. Our team engages in real time reporting, training, and events to further the DFRLab’s mission of countering disinformation and building digital resilience worldwide. Our team includes colleagues who’ve worked at the highest levels of government, journalist, tech, nonprofits and more as we strive to operationalized the study of information to promote transparency and accountability online and around the world. 


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