Political Reform

Brazilian Justice Luis Roberto Barroso, September 28, 2023. (Source: Mateus Bonomi/AGIF via Reuters Connect)

Thu, Jan 11, 2024

Pro-Bolsonaro social media accounts target Brazilian Supreme Court justice

Accounts advocating for the impeachment of Chief Justice Luis Roberto Barroso sought to delegitimize the Brazilian judiciary system

by Beatriz Farrugia, Esteban Ponce de León

Americas Brazil
Documents showing vote counts received at a polling station are seen in Warsaw, Poland on 19 October, 2023. (Source: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Reuters)

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

Nontransparent network of pro-opposition Polish Facebook pages coordinates its attacks

Network pushed similar or identical pro-opposition and anti-ruling party content, often in a way by which their coordination, authenticity, and provenance was obscured

by Givi Gigitashvili

Central Europe Central Europe
Supporters of Guatemalan anti-graft presidential candidate Bernardo Arevalo, celebrate following his victory in the presidential run-off election, in Guatemala City, Guatemala August 20, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Pilar Olivares)

Mon, Oct 23, 2023

Suspicious media targeted Guatemala’s elected president

At least seventeen media outlets that concentrated their operations on Facebook targeted campaign of lead candidate and electoral institutions ahead of the runoff election

by Daniel Suárez Pérez

Central America CrowdTangle
Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy head of the military council and head of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), greets his supporters as he arrives at a meeting in Aprag village, 60 kilometers away from Khartoum, Sudan, June 22, 2019. (Source: REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo)

Wed, Aug 2, 2023

Suspicious network’s copypasta replies to Sudanese paramilitary group’s tweets

Network of potentially hijacked Twitter accounts copy and pasted positive replies to accounts associated with Rapid Support Forces

by Tessa Knight

Conflict Democratic Transitions
Anti-NATO March in Paris, March 18, 2023.

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

by Nika Aleksejeva, Valentin Châtelet

Cameroon China
Participants protest against a draft law on “foreign agents” during a rally outside the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 8, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze)

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

by Eto Buziashvili, Sopo Gelava

Civil Society Corruption
Members of the Tunisian Journalists Union rally in support of imprisoned Moroccan journalists Omar Radi and Souleimane Raissouni on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021.

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

How inauthentic Facebook accounts targeted detained Moroccan journalists

Facebook removed a network of user accounts with potential links to Morocco-based campaign de-platformed in 2021

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Africa Civil Society

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.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Civil Society Human Rights
Participants walk at the convention center prior to the inauguration of the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, April 13, 2018. (Source: Reuters/Ivan Alvarado)

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

Americas Civil Society

Thu, May 19, 2022

Telegram channels and youth groups rally against Riga following Victory Day controversy

The city of Riga sparks pro-Russian outrage after voting to demolish Soviet monument and arresting pro-Kremlin activist.

by Nika Aleksejeva

Electorate Government (Includes international governing bodies)