Tue, Jul 9, 2024

How Kenya’s tax bill protests spread online

After the bill's withdrawal, online conversations continued to call for President Ruto's resignation

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Civil Society CrowdTangle
Screenshot of a Facebook ad displaying Ilan Shor's allegations that "the collective West aims to seize Moldova" and "the West means war and fear."

Mon, Jul 8, 2024

Inauthentic Facebook ad campaign spreads anti-EU messages

Facebook pages disguised as neutral news sources sponsored ads to promote anti-EU narratives ahead of Moldova's referendum on EU integration

by Victoria Olari

Advertising Deceptive Content Manipulation

Thu, Jul 4, 2024

Operation targets French snap elections using AI-generated content

Operation uses AI to rewrite articles to adopt a more 'conservative stance'

by Valentin Châtelet

Artificial Intelligence Deceptive Content Manipulation
screenshot of Facebook ad featuring Elon Musk, whose voice has been altered to promote a scam.

Thu, Jun 6, 2024

Spanish-language ads amplify scams using audio deepfakes of public figures

Scammers fabricated interviews with politicians and tech moguls to present supposed investments as legitimate government-backed programs

by Daniel Suárez Pérez

Deceptive Content Manipulation Disinformation
Photo of DTI Director Rose Jackson speaking at the ITU's World Summit on the Information Society, May 2024. (Source: Konstantinos Komaitis)

Mon, Jun 3, 2024

Remarks at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Summit on the Information Society Forum

Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson on connectivity, human rights, and the future of the internet

by Rose Jackson

Internet Internet Governance

Tue, May 28, 2024

Websites of Moldovan politicians linked to local pro-Russia news outlets

Website infrastructure links Moldovan pro-Russia news outlets to far-left political parties

by Valentin Châtelet, Victoria Olari

Disinformation DNSLytics
A person is detained after Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot at close range in an assassination attempt, after a government meeting in Handlova, Slovakia, May 15, 2024. Source: REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo)

Wed, May 22, 2024

Online conspiracies proliferate following the attack on Slovakian PM Robert Fico

Anti-Western and anti-Ukraine narratives circulated online after the assassination attempt on the Slovakian prime minister.

by Ruslan Trad

Central Europe Central Europe
BANNER: Lanyards on display at the NetMundial+10 conference in São Paulo, Brazil. (Source: netmundial10)

Fri, May 17, 2024

Internet governance interrupted 

A readout of the events of NetMundial+10

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Brazil Government (Includes international governing bodies)

Mon, May 13, 2024

International Cyberspace & Digital Policy Strategy: AC Tech Programs Markup

On May 6, the Department of State released the United States International Cyberspace & Digital Policy Strategy. Read along with AC Tech Programs staff, fellows, and experts for commentary and analysis.

by Emma Schroeder, Graham Brookie, Raul Brens Jr., Emerson Brooking, Safa Shahwan Edwards, Trey Herr, Rose Jackson

Artificial Intelligence Cyber Strategy

Mon, Apr 29, 2024

Analyzing Egyptian and Qatari media coverage of Menendez bribery allegations

Selective coverage from Egyptian and Qatari media avoids mention of links to Menendez bribery allegations.

by Dina Sadek

Corruption Egypt
The flags alley is seen outside the United Nations building during the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

Wed, Apr 10, 2024

The GDC zero draft: the good, the bad, and the ugly

DFRLab Senior Resident Fellow for Global and Democratic Governance Konstantinos Komaitis takes a look at the Global Digital Compact's zero draft

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Digital Policy Internet

Tue, Mar 26, 2024

Suspicious Facebook assets amplify pro-Kremlin Bulgarian ‘mushroom’ websites

More than one hundred Facebook assets promoted links to external websites sharing pro-Kremlin propaganda in Bulgaria

by Sopo Gelava

Bulgaria CrowdTangle