European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the presentation of the European Commission's data/digital strategy in Brussels, Belgium February 19, 2020. (Source: REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Mon, May 22, 2023

The complexity of Europe’s digital sovereignty agenda explained

Analyzing European digital sovereignty through a unified lens risks overlooking the nuanced approach of member states

by Konstantinos Komaitis

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DFRLab Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson testifies before the US Senate, December 9, 2021.

Fri, Dec 10, 2021

Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson Testifies to Senate

Rose Jackson, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)’s Democracy & Tech Initiative testified to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband’s Thursday hearing on Disrupting Dangerous Algorithms: Addressing the Harms of Persuasive Technology.

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Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Clashing narratives about constitutional amendments in Russia

Pro-Kremlin and Western Russian-language outlets diverged as public opinion became polarized


Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Right-wing Facebook pages fuel communal tensions in India

Three pages capitalized on cases of sexual violence to deepen Hindu-Muslim divide

Government Social Media

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Operation Copy/Paste: Twitter network artificially amplified anti-Guaidó hashtags

Accounts used random text, including Wikipedia entries and song lyrics, to post anti-Guaidó hashtags on Twitter, in a likely attempt to avoid detection

Government Social Media

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Rumors of a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela grow

Blogs and YouTube videos spread the rumor that Juan Guaidó gave the United States permission to intervene militarily in Venezuela


Sun, Mar 1, 2020

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton amplified a coronavirus conspiracy denounced by scientists

The Arkansas senator furthered “infodemic” by pushing debunked claim that the novel coronavirus may have been created in a Wuhan laboratory


Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Anonymous Ukrainian Telegram channels serve as gateways to fringe media

Allegations against former Ukrainian MP on anonymous Telegram channels made way to fringe media and other MPs’ Telegram channels

Government Social Media

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Anonymous pro-Russian Telegram channels target protests in Belarus

Amid ongoing economic integration talks between Russia and Belarus, eight channels attacked opponents of integration and spread pro-Kremlin narratives

Government Telegram

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Anti-Guaidó and anti-Maduro hashtags trend on Twitter

Accounts that support Brazilian President Bolsonaro pushed hashtags denouncing Guaidó and Maduro and promoted military intervention in Venezuela

Government Social Media

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Montenegro’s information environment through history

Fourteen years after Montenegrin independence, Russia’s and Serbia’s attempts to influence the country’s domestic affairspersist


Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Citizen sleuths in India unmask perpetrators behind JNU attack

In face of police inaction, Indian users used open-source techniques to uncover the assailants responsible for university attack

Government Social Media