Kiyozumi Dera, Kyoto, Japan

Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Quiet part out loud: Rules of the internet and the 2023 Internet Governance Forum

A breakdown of the 2023 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the competing factions vying for the future rules of the internet.

by Leah (Léa) Fiddler

Digital Policy International Organizations
Scaling Trust on the Web

Fri, Jun 16, 2023

Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web launches final report Scaling Trust on the Web

Press Release: Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web launches final report Scaling Trust on the Web

Cybersecurity Digital Policy
An Azerbaijani musician performs during Navruz celebrations in the Georgian town of Marneuli, March 21, 2006. (Source: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

Facebook sources targeting Georgia’s Azerbaijani minority reflect pro-West outlook

A DFRLab review of Facebook pages popular among Georgia's Azerbaijani ethnic minority finds pro-West sentiments, including towards the EU, NATO and Ukraine

by Eto Buziashvili

Azerbaijan Georgia
Anti-NATO March in Paris, March 18, 2023.

Fri, Mar 24, 2023

Russia-friendly media outlets in Global South frame French anti-government protest as anti-NATO  

Russian state media coverage of protest in Paris picked up by outlets across the Global South

by Nika Aleksejeva, Valentin Châtelet

Cameroon China
Financing & Genocide: Development Finance and the Crisis in the Uyghur Region

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

DFRLab releases Financing & genocide: Development finance and the crisis in the Uyghur Region

The DFRLab releases a joint investigation revealing how the World Bank’s private lending arm has several investments in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

China Government
Maria Ressa at 360/Open Summit 2018.

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

DFRLab statement on Maria Ressa

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab stands with Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr.

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Media outlets highlight Mexican president’s inadequate COVID-19 response

Criticism falls on President López Obrador


Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Venezuelan fringe websites impersonate media outlets on Facebook

Facebook assets impersonating CNN en Español and NTN24 promoted content created by two external websites

Social Media

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

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Open-source analysis | Foreign instigators and local amplifiers: disinformation in Bosnia

The Balkans have made progress in tackling disinformation, but bad actors have grown more sophisticated

Europe Serbia

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Maduro’s attempt to exploit coronavirus outbreak backfires on social media

Venezuela’s Maduro calls COVID-19 a biological weapon to attack China, leading to critique of condition of the country’s healthcare system


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