Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Ukrainian media jump the gun on Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Anonymous Telegram channels were the source of unsubstantiated reports of the supposed exchange

Social Media Telegram

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Cyber-attack knocks out Georgian websites, comes with a surprise

Over 2,000 Georgian government, nonprofit, and private websites hit with malicious code

Georgia Social Media

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Sockpuppet accounts impersonate India’s space agency chief

Accounts appeared amid increased public attention to the space agency following an unsuccessful attempt at a lunar landing

Social Media

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Blast highlights “MGB” detentions in separatist-held Donetsk

Act of sabotage by unknown assailant targeted Russian-backed separatist communication infrastructure


Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Is this granny a bot? The challenges of detecting automation

A Brazilian account that mixes bot-like and human-like features illustrates the difficulty in determining whether an account is automated

Social Media

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Facebook removes assets connected to Egyptian newspaper El Fagr

Pages, groups, and accounts masqueraded as regional news outlets in a coordinated effort

Egypt Social Media

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Anti-5G conspiracy theories dominate on social media

Top five most engaged-with articles on social media every month about 5G for the past year were anti-5G

Social Media

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Inauthentic Facebook pages amplified top Ukrainian news aggregators

Pages focused on local news, posted generic memes, and attacked Ukrainian politicians

by Roman Osadchuk, Nika Aleksejeva

Social Media

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Facebook takes down Iraq-focused pages

Some of the pages pushed pro-Saddam Hussein content, were critical of the current Iraqi government and the United States

by Eto Buziashvili, Givi Gigitashvili

Social Media

Fri, Sep 14, 2018

#PutinAtWar: Russian Diplomacy Mixed with Conspiracy on Skripal

Russia’s official diplomatic social media accounts attack evidence in Skripal case


Thu, Aug 23, 2018

#MinskMonitor: New Russian Electronic Warfare Systems in Eastern Ukraine

Monitors find recently-developed complexes on the wrong side of the Russo-Ukrainian border


Sun, Aug 12, 2018

#BalticBrief: Russian Ridesharing Service Possible Data Risk

Newly introduced Yandex Taxi app faces allegations of spying on users in the Baltics