Thu, Dec 22, 2022
2022 at the DFRLab: a year in review
In 2022, the Digital Forensic Research Lab investigated online harms and documented stories of resilience from Ukraine to Uvalde.
by Andy Carvin
Mon, Feb 14, 2022
A moment of truth for China’s vaccine diplomacy in Iran
Iranian officials echoed Chinese messaging while touting vaccines and criticizing the United States.
by Simin Kargar
Tue, Feb 8, 2022
Tracing the myth that COVID-19 vaccines alter human DNA
Incorrect claims falsely attributed to public health experts were later amplified by anti-vax doctors and activists
by Nika Aleksejeva, Lukas Andriukaitis, Jean le Roux, Roman Osadchuk, Ayushman Kaul, Daniel Suárez Pérez
Wed, Feb 2, 2022
DC anti-mandate rally leveraged to broaden audience for anti-vax narratives
January 23 anti-vax rally softened messaging and utilized support from anti-mandate doctors to reach broader audiences.
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
Pro-China messaging amplified in Venezuela’s “hashtag of the day”
Hashtag trended on Venezuelan Twitter alongside messages praising China for donating its vaccine and attacking US for sanctions.
Thu, Dec 16, 2021
Scammers use Telegram and Facebook ads to sell fake COVID certificates in Ukraine
Telegram hosts Ukrainian channels and accounts claiming to sell legitimate vaccine certificates, while FB ads are exploited to promote them.
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.