Fri, Mar 24, 2023
Russia-friendly media outlets in Global South frame French anti-government protest as anti-NATO
Russian state media coverage of protest in Paris picked up by outlets across the Global South
Thu, Mar 23, 2023
Egyptian Twitter network amplifies pro-government hashtags, attacks fact-checkers
Twitter network targeted the fact-checking organization Saheeh Masr while also promoting the Egyptian government and military
Thu, Mar 23, 2023
Suspicious Twitter accounts promote hashtag attacking Egyptian human rights defender
Veteran activist George Ishak targeted by disinformation campaign after criticizing Egyptian government
Fri, Nov 18, 2022
Election fraud narratives surge on Brazilian Twitter following Bolsonaro defeat
#BrazilWasStolen hashtag spreads across Twitter and other platforms.
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.
Mon, Nov 7, 2022
How the September 2022 Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes played out online
Inorganic Twitter activity, graphic Telegram footage of war crimes, and TikTok bans all surfaced in wake of recent clashes.
Thu, Oct 13, 2022
Analysis: Why Iranian protesters are embracing Anonymous
The decentralized hacker movement has vowed to free the people of Iran, mirroring chants of protesters on the street
by Simin Kargar
Tue, Aug 30, 2022
Twitter campaign pushes anti-Ukraine hashtag into Poland’s trending list
Largely inauthentic campaign pushed #StopUkrainizacjiPolski to the top of Poland’s trending list over the course of four days.
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Russian War Report: Russia minimizes Ukrainian damage of strategic bridge in Kherson
During a video speech on July 27, Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskyy stated that the Ukrainian military had disabled the Antonovsky bridge in Kherson to the point that was no longer usable by occupying Russian forces. The bridge has been targeted by Ukrainian forces for more than a week. While it remains standing, it has been hit multiple times by high-precision HIMARS munitions provided by the US.
by Digital Forensic Research Lab
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
Twitter campaign targeting detained Indian activist based on misleading tweet
Teesta Setalvad, arrested for probing Modi’s role in 2002 Gujarat riots, targeted online by BJP supporters and other Hindu nationalists.
Thu, Jul 14, 2022
Transphobic misinformation trends on Twitter after Highland Park shooting
Right-wing accounts spread harmful narratives associating transgender people with violent behavior and mental illness.
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
US right-wing influencers stoke fears of left-wing mass violence after Supreme Court ruling on abortion
Contextualizing narratives about political violence surrounding the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.
by Jared Holt