Racial, Ethnic, Religious, or Sexual Identity Group

Tue, Sep 19, 2023

Pro-Kremlin groups mobilize online supporters to attack Tbilisi Pride Festival

Pro-Kremlin actors stormed the Tbilisi Pride Festival in July 2023, burning rainbow and Ukrainian flags

by Sopo Gelava

CrowdTangle Disinformation

Tue, Sep 5, 2023

Former Jordan MP promotes anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter campaign

Escalation in anti-LGBTQ+ activity takes place as Jordan adopts draconian amendments to cybercrime law

by Dina Sadek

Disinformation Government
People attend a vigil at St Peter's church in Nottingham, UK after three people were killed in the city center, June 13, 2023. (Source: Reuters)

Fri, Aug 4, 2023

UK murders spur xenophobic narratives and conspiracy theories

The murders, allegedly committed by an immigrant of West African descent, led to broader campaign of dehumanization of migrants and calls for closed borders

by Meghan Conroy, Tessa Knight

Civil Society Human Rights
People in Taunton, UK watch on a large screen the funeral service for Barnaby Webber, one of the victims of the Nottingham attack, July 14, 2023. (Source: Reuters)

Fri, Aug 4, 2023

Nottingham murders serve as rallying point for far-right UK influencers

Anti-immigrant influencers weaponized immigration status of the accused murderer to spread racist, Islamophobic rhetoric

by Meghan Conroy, Tessa Knight

Civil Society Europe
Photo of a mural of Sarah Hegazi in Amman, which has now been painted over. (Source: Raya Sharbain/Wikimedia Commons)

Wed, Apr 5, 2023

Anti-LGBTQ+ campaigns spread on Arabic social media

The World Cup fueled online and offline campaigns promoting anti-LGBTQ sentiment and hateful rhetoric

by Dina Sadek

Algeria Civil Society

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.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Civil Society Disinformation

Fri, Jun 3, 2022

Latinos in the US turn to WhatsApp groups for information on the Uvalde shooting

Spanish-language WhatsApp groups discussed solutions to school shootings and shared information from Latin American media sources.

by Iria Puyosa

Civil Society Crisis Management

Tue, May 31, 2022

Polish-language Telegram channels spread anti-refugee narratives

The DFRLab identified 27 Telegram channels spreading anti-refugee disinformation as Ukrainians flee to Poland.

by Esteban Ponce de León, Givi Gigitashvili

API Civil Society
(Source: Iria Puyosa/DFRLab via Gephi)

Wed, Mar 23, 2022

Understanding Telegram’s ecosystem of far-right channels in the US

DFRLab analysis of nearly 6,000 Telegram channels identified distinct “communities” ranging from MAGA supporters to QAnon

by Iria Puyosa, Esteban Ponce de León

Extremism Gephi
Photo of far-right football hooligans assembling in Przemyśl on March 1 to “protect” the city from non-Ukrainian refugees. The photo was circulated on far-right Polish Facebook pages.

Fri, Mar 11, 2022

False reports incite attacks on non-Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Polish right-wing party calls for extremist groups to protect citizens from “immigrants from outside Europe."

by Givi Gigitashvili

Central Europe CrowdTangle
Financing & Genocide: Development Finance and the Crisis in the Uyghur Region

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

DFRLab releases Financing & genocide: Development finance and the crisis in the Uyghur Region

The DFRLab releases a joint investigation revealing how the World Bank’s private lending arm has several investments in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

China Government

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

New York City’s open-source “cop watch”

How a group of civilian volunteers monitor police activity using open-source methods.

by Max Rizzuto

Human Rights Internet