A man holds a Russian flag an orange and black "Z" symbol during the annual Immortal Regiment march in Moscow on Victory Day, May 9, 2022. The websites investigated in this report used the same version of the Z symbol in their online promotional materials. (Source: STR/NurPhoto via Reuters Connect)

Wed, Feb 21, 2024

Pro-Russia network spreads propaganda and disinfo in Latin America

Multi-platform operation amplifying Kremlin-aligned narratives published content in Portuguese and Spanish

by Beatriz Farrugia

Brazil Brazil
Screencaps of a viral Douyin video of animated panda flight attendants welcoming Ya Ya’s arrival with the song, “Ya Ya Come Home.”

Thu, Sep 14, 2023

Panda exchange program targeted by misinformation, driving anti-US narratives in China

Chinese media capitalized on emotionally resonant rumors about alleged panda abuse in the United States amid deteriorating US-China relations

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Asia China
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei addresses the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly in Tehran, September 2022.

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

Iran-linked website targets Georgia’s ethnic Azerbaijani community with anti-West content

Iran-based website aimed at ethnic Azerbaijanis in Georgia publishes narratives supporting Russia and Hezbollah

by Sopo Gelava

Azerbaijan Caucasus

Thu, Mar 9, 2023

Seven steps to spread a conspiracy: How Russia promoted weapons trade allegations

Kremlin sources planted and amplified fake stories about Western weapons destined for Ukraine being sold in Germany

by Roman Osadchuk

Disinformation Electorate
Protesters argue with police during the protest on December 12, 2020 in Riga.

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Fringe influencers exploit COVID-19 disinfo for political gain in Latvia

One influencer mobilized an anti-government protest in Riga while several fringe political figures peddled COVID-19 conspiracy theories

by Nika Aleksejeva

Latvia Social Media

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Evaluating contradictory foreign interference allegations in the 2020 U.S. election

Information sharing regarding counter-claims of foreign

Government Social Media

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

South African man capitalizes off of racially charged disinformation

Deon Venter used at least 143

Social Media

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Well-known disinfo spreader on YouTube reappears ahead of Brazilian local elections

YouTube channel peddling electoral disinfo and

Government Social Media

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Facebook takes down assets linked to Russian disinformation outlet

The social network removed content connected

Social Media

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Disinformation campaign removed by Facebook linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency

Group affiliated with notorious Russian troll

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Kremlin commentators smear Belarus opposition leaders

Online ecosystem of pro-Kremlin sources amplified

Social Media

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Pro-Kremlin media misrepresent Belarusian opposition’s policy platform

An “anti-Russian” national security reform agenda