Mon, Mar 20, 2023
Russia builds a “special information operation” around Transnistria
Rhetoric increasingly pushes idea of military conflict in the separatist region of Moldova
Fri, Mar 10, 2023
The Kremlin and Georgian Dream spread similar narratives about protests in Georgia
Narratives attempt to discredit protesters, blame the West for public dissent
Thu, Mar 9, 2023
Seven steps to spread a conspiracy: How Russia promoted weapons trade allegations
Kremlin sources planted and amplified fake stories about Western weapons destined for Ukraine being sold in Germany
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
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.
Fri, Jan 20, 2023
Russian War Report: Wagner Group fights French ‘zombies’ in cartoon propaganda
Plus, more on Wagner's power struggles with the Russian defense ministry and Russia's apparent use of incendiary munitions in Kherson.
by Digital Forensic Research Lab
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
Wed, Nov 9, 2022
China spearheads social media campaign to attack civil society in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party targets opposition figures with Chinese government assistance.
Tue, Sep 13, 2022
How Chinese social media reacted to Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit
Interest in Pelosi visit skyrocketed on Weibo before news fatigue set in.
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
Colombian PR firms used Facebook ads to spread disinfo on presidential candidates
Facebook ads, websites, and fringe media spread disinformation about several candidates, including President Gustavo Petro.
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
How Russia promoted the claim that Ukraine re-sold French howitzers for profit
Kremlin media amplified narrative until mainstream coverage on the risk of weapons smuggling allegedly gave it credence.