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

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Misleading media coverage of Warren’s voting-related disinformation plan

A tweeted headline omitted an essential qualifier, setting off a chain of misinformation

Elections Government

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Anti-Biden hashtag amplified by opposite political audiences

Supporters of Sanders, Trump, and other candidates all contributed to the hashtag’s rise on Twitter

by Alyssa Kann

Government United States

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

A reason for skepticism with China’s coronavirus comms

Coronavirus brings into focus the Chinese Communist Party’s history of obfuscating the facts during public health crises


Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Iran’s confession over downing a passenger jet conjures Kremlin’s uncomfortable past

Iran confessed to PS752, while Russia never did for MH17; now, Russian propagandists are doubling down on the denials


Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Misleading claim against Venezuela’s Guaidó spread abroad

Russian, Iranian, and Cuban outlets, among others, picked up anti-Guaidó rumor from pro-Maduro sites and targeted Spanish-speaking countries


Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Twitter account impersonating South African prosecutor suspended

A Twitter account recently promised the country “high profile arrests” before suspension

Government Social Media

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Third-party botspotting tool had South African politicians tilting at windmills

A “botspotting” analysis using a single, inaccurate tool had prominent South African politicians leveling claims of coordinated social media manipulation against each other

Government Social Media