Wed, Mar 29, 2023
TikTok in the dock
Whether or not the US bans TikTok, the real issue is the danger presented by all social media platforms as they currently operate, argues Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Seth Stodder.
by Seth Stodder
Fri, Feb 17, 2023
Russia takes next step in domestic internet surveillance
Oculus surveillance system goes live as the Kremlin tightens public sector access to Google services.
Thu, Feb 9, 2023
Data leak suggests crackdown on anti-war social media posts by Russia’s telecom regulator
Roskomnadzor reportedly deleted 150,000 anti-war posts and intends to deploy bot farms to censor anti-war content
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
Tue, Dec 6, 2022
An introduction to the Freedom Online Coalition
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is comprised of thirty-four member countries committed to advancing Internet freedom and human rights online.
Fri, Sep 2, 2022
Russian War Report: Ukraine counterattacks in Kherson as Russia prepares new deployments
Ukrainian forces targeted Russian military command-and-control elements in northwestern Kherson, while Russian forces attempted a limited ground assault in the same area.
by Digital Forensic Research Lab
Wed, Aug 24, 2022
Chinese discourse power: Ambitions and reality in the digital domain
The CCP has embarked on a concerted strategy to gain control over the global digital and information environment. Its goal: create an alternative global order with China at its heart.
Thu, Jul 7, 2022
Cracks emerge in Russia’s ‘Digital Iron Curtain’
Kremlin-controlled outlets maintain presence on Facebook and Twitter despite the platforms being banned in Russia.
Tue, May 31, 2022
Polish-language Telegram channels spread anti-refugee narratives
The DFRLab identified 27 Telegram channels spreading anti-refugee disinformation as Ukrainians flee to Poland.
Wed, May 25, 2022
Allegations of platform manipulation stir tensions in online white nationalist movement
Former associates of white nationalist podcaster Nicholas Fuentes allege Cozy TV manipulates view counts, though the truth is unclear.
by Jared Holt
Thu, May 19, 2022
Op-Ed: Making the Americas resilient to information operations against democracy
Leaders attending the Summit of the Americas must define actionable policies to promote resilience to disinformation and foreign influence.
by Iria Puyosa
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
China’s discourse power operations in the Global South
An overview of China’s discourse power activities in the Global South, including the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It outlines the processes through which China leverages its diplomatic, media, and political positions in these regions to gain influence, and assesses the impacts of these activities for democratic resilience worldwide.