Mon, Jan 30, 2023
How Russian YouTube copycat RUTUBE promotes pro-Kremlin narratives
RUTUBE’s mix of Kremlin narratives and entertainment has seen a surge of referral traffic since Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Wed, Oct 19, 2022
Footage raises additional questions about Wagner presence in Sudan
Videos allegedly show Wagner personnel training Sudanese Army and RSF paramilitary forces.
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
Mon, Mar 7, 2022
Russian Telegram channel embraces fact-checking tropes to spread disinformation
The War on Fakes Telegram channel pushes false and misleading content in defense of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
by Ingrid Dickinson
Fri, Feb 4, 2022
Kremlin outlets exploit suspicious user comments on German Navy chief’s resignation
Outlets cited suspicious comments giving the impression they represented broader German public opinion.
Thu, Jan 13, 2022
Twitter’s Ethiopian interventions may not have worked
Twitter’s decision to deactivate trending topics in Ethiopia did not reduce the volume or toxicity of tweets about the civil war.
by Tessa Knight
Thu, Dec 16, 2021
Ukrainian Facebook account-renting scheme migrates to TikTok and Telegram
Ukrainian TikTok, Telegram, and Instagram accounts offer easy money to Facebook users willing to rent their accounts for advertising.
Thu, Dec 9, 2021
Written testimony of DFRLab’s Rose Jackson at Senate hearing on disrupting dangerous algorithms
Delivered before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband.
Wed, Nov 24, 2021
How RT DE spread COVID misinformation on YouTube
YouTube banned RT DE in September 2021 after the Russian network revived an old channel to avoid an initial suspension.