Government (Includes international governing bodies)

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

Tue, May 10, 2022

Videos in Spanish created by Kremlin outlets reappear on YouTube despite restrictions

Multiple channels used same branding of restricted pro-Kremlin media, garnering thousands of subscribers and views in less than a month.

by Daniel Suárez Pérez, Esteban Ponce de León

Buzzsumo Disinformation
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
DFRLab Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson testifies before the US Senate, December 9, 2021.

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.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Business Digital Policy
Screenshots of Buk-M3, 2S1, and other equipment from the 34th MRB moving to Kerch, Crimea, with the Russian word for “rushed” superimposed on them. (Source: TikTok)

Wed, Dec 8, 2021

How Russia is placing troops and equipment near the Ukraine border

Open-source evidence throughout 2021 shows Russian military buildup along Ukraine’s eastern borders and in Crimea.

by Michael J. Sheldon

Geolocation Government

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

How activists used social media to organize during the George Floyd protests

Social media users rapidly shifted to sharing logistical and strategic information over multiple social media platforms

by Jacqueline Malaret

CrowdTangle CrowdTangle