Botnets

Fri, Jul 7, 2023

Russian War Report: Russian conspiracy alleges false flag at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Allegations of a supposedly US and Ukraine-planned false flag operation on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant spread across social media ahead of the NATO Summit.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Wed, Jun 28, 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin: A history of violence and propaganda around the world

Yevgeny Prigozhin captured global attention with his mutiny in Russia; the DFRLab has tracked his efforts around the world for over half a decade.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Africa Botnets

Wed, May 18, 2022

How Russia attempts to widen its arsenal of pro-war propaganda

Kremlin seeks to maintain domestic support by marketing patriotic symbols and slogans, from the letter Z to “I am not ashamed."

by Eto Buziashvili

Botnets Conflict
Russian State Duma member Sergey Leonov speaks at a press conference in Moscow, March 22, 2022. (Source: DumaTV)

Wed, Mar 23, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian Duma members falsely claim Ukraine is creating ethnicity-targeting bioweapons

Members of the Russian Duma accused Ukraine and the US of creating bioweapons and researching "regional infections aimed at Russian regions."

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

A network map of tweets containing the phrase #istandwithputin or istandwithputin between February 23, 2022 and March 4, 2022.

Thu, Mar 10, 2022

IStandWithPutin hashtag trends amid dubious amplification efforts

Over the week of February 28, 2022, the hashtag #IStandWithPutin trended in several regions, but a deeper look at the origin and amplification of the hashtag suggested this support was artificial.

by Jean le Roux

Africa Botnets
A Chilean man places his vote in the ballot box during the second round of the presidential elections in Maipú, Chile on December 19, 2021.

Wed, Jan 12, 2022

Twitter accounts disproportionately amplified Chilean presidential candidate hashtags

Analysis of hashtags supporting both presidential candidates shows activity highly concentrated among a small percentage of accounts.

by Esteban Ponce de León, Luiza Bandeira

API Botnets

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Kremlin and Alt-Right Share “Nazi” Narrative

U.S. activists echo Kremlin’s argument on Ukrainian Nazis and American hypocrisy

by Donara Barojan, Ben Nimmo

Botnets Disinformation

Tue, Aug 8, 2017

#FireMcMaster, explained

How alt-right media and a handful of Twitter bots tried to get the United States National Security Advisor fired

by Donara Barojan

Botnets Facebook

Tue, Aug 1, 2017

German Election: Waiting For Leaks

Assessing online conversations about document dumps

by Ben Nimmo

Botnets Disinformation

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Strange Bedfellows Align Against Russia Sanctions Bill

How a handful of far-right media outlets, Redditors, and Twitter accounts tried to stop the Russia sanctions legislation in the U.S.

by Donara Barojan

Botnets Disinformation

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Battle of the Botnets

President Trump’s fans and foes go head-to-head with Twitterbots

by Ben Nimmo

Botnets Disinformation

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Polish Astroturfers Attack… Astroturfing

Coordinated Twitter campaign accuses others of coordination

by Ben Nimmo

Botnets Poland