Racial, Ethnic, Religious, or Sexual Identity Group

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

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

How activists used social media to organize during the George Floyd protests

Social media users rapidly shifted to sharing logistical and strategic information over multiple social media platforms

by Jacqueline Malaret

CrowdTangle CrowdTangle