Mon, Mar 11, 2024

Advancing the narrative: analyzing the maturation of Palestinian militant videos

Gaza militants increasingly use collaborative releases, advanced editing, and narrative-driven storytelling when sharing battlefield footage

by Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Conflict Israel

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Pro-Kremlin media spins story of U.S. military transporting COVID-19 test swabs from Italy

Story claimed a U.S. logistics operation transporting coronavirus test swabs amounted to taking away tests from Italians


Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Storming the sauna: a ceasefire violation in the Donbas

Photos and video of an attack along the line of contact in the Donbas region of Ukraine provided a rare look at ceasefire violations


Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Italian anti-NATO coronavirus narrative recycled in Russia

Italian COVID-19 narrative critical of Defender Europe 20 NATO exercise spreads to Russian social media


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

Coronavirus used to stoke fear of NATO exercise in Europe

Anti-NATO activists claim NATO troops will spread COVID-19 as a result of the ongoing exercise

Europe Security

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Tracking narratives around James Le Mesurier and the White Helmets

How conspiracies resurfaced and shifted after Le Mesurier’s death

Security Social Media

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Conspiracy theorist gets thousands of YouTube views spreading coronavirus rumors

UFO-obsessed Youtuber continued to publish misleading videos that targeted Latin America even after conspiracies were debunked

Security Social Media

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Early-morning flare-up in Luhansk

The DFRLab analyzed imagery from intense fighting on the morning of February 18,2020


Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The threat to civilian life five years after Minsk II

Artillery fire in Luhansk Oblast continued to take its toll on local civilians


Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Iran, Russia, and the Taliban exploited informational void in U.S. military plane crash

After a U.S. Bombardier E-11A aircraft crashed in Afghanistan, Iranian, Russian, and pro-Taliban entities amplified unverified information


Fri, Feb 7, 2020

U.S.-Russian troop stand-off in northeastern Syria

U.S. troops denied a Russian patrol access to a town in northeastern Syria, far from Assad regime territory

Security United States