Map of the global south in which China uses discourse power.

Wed, Apr 20, 2022

China’s discourse power operations in the Global South

An overview of China’s discourse power activities in the Global South, including the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It outlines the processes through which China leverages its diplomatic, media, and political positions in these regions to gain influence, and assesses the impacts of these activities for democratic resilience worldwide.

by Kenton Thibaut

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

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

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

A joint report that reveals how the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has significant investments in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where indigenous peoples have been subjected to what international legislators, legal scholars, and advocates have determined to be a genocide.

by Laura T. Murphy, Kendyl Salcito, Nyrola Elimä

Tue, Jan 4, 2022

After the insurrection: How domestic extremists adapted and evolved after the January 6 US Capitol attack

This report by the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) provides an overview and analysis of the shifts observed in domestic extremist movements since the 2021 Capitol attack.

by Jared Holt

Democratic Transitions Elections
Digital information panel

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Information defense: Policy measures taken against foreign information manipulation

A joint report from the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Europe Center on the policy measures government and private sector can take against foreign information manipulation.

by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Fighting for the hearts and minds of Sakartvelo: The Georgian information environment during the 2020 parliamentary election

Georgian information environment report

by Eto Buziashvili, Givi Gigitashvili, Sopo Gelava

Digital Policy Economy & Business
Nicholas Maduro

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Digital Autocracy: Maduro’s control of the Venezuelan information environment

A 16-month monitoring report that analyzes the information environment in Venezuela, exploring the Maduro regime’s tactics when promoting influence operations in the country and abroad.

by Daniel Suárez Pérez, Esteban Ponce de León

Latin America Venezuela

Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Weaponized: How rumors about COVID-19’s origins led to a narrative arms race

A joint research project from the Digital Forensic Research Lab and the Associate Press on information environments during the first six months of COVID-19.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

China Coronavirus

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Countering Chinese disinformation reports

A series of reports on countering Chinese disinformation campaigns around the globe from the Digital Forensic Research Lab and Asia Security Initiative, housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

China Digital Policy
Chinese Discourse Power report cover

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Atlantic Council’s DFRLab releases first in a series of reports looking at China’s activity in the information space

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is proud to announce the release of Chinese Discourse Power: China’s Use of Information Manipulation in Regional and Global Competition, the first of four reports to look at the country’s strategy in the information space.


Sat, Jun 22, 2019

Operation Secondary Infektion

A Russian-based information operation used fake accounts, forged documents, and dozens of online platforms to spread stories.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Disinformation Internet
Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies.

by Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Roberta Braga, Jose Luis Peñarredonda, Maria Fernanda Pérez Argüello

Breaking Ghouta

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Breaking Ghouta

This report offers a record of serial violations of international norms and a basis for holding the perpetrators accountable for their atrocities.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab