Wed, Jul 5, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s execution of two Bahrainis sparks competing hashtags on Twitter

Arabic hashtag condemning the execution significantly more popular than hashtag supporting the execution

by Dina Sadek

Government Human Rights
A Ukrainian national flag is seen, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near the front line in the newly liberated village Neskuchne in Donetsk region, Ukraine June 13, 2023. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Thu, Jun 15, 2023

Russian War Report: Anti-Ukrainian counteroffensive narratives fail to go viral

As the Ukrainian counteroffensive continues in Ukraine's south and east, false narratives calling it unsuccessful fail to gain traction on Twitter.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

creenshot of May 4 Telegram video showing Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin standing in front of dozens of dead soldiers {blurred] and excoriating Kremlin military leadership for not providing Wagner with adequate ammunition supplies. Warning: original source video contains graphic footage. (Source: Kyepka Prigozhina/archive)

Fri, May 5, 2023

Russian War Report: Prigozhin threatens Wagner withdrawal from Bakhmut

Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin threatened to withdraw forces from Bakhmut following conflict with Russian military leadership over resources.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

People hold a banner as they attend the Immortal Regiment march on Victory Day in Moscow, May 9, 2022. (Source: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)

Fri, Apr 21, 2023

Russian War Report: Russia cancels Victory Day parades and moves “Immortal Regiment” marches online

Russia continues ramping up its attacks in eastern Ukraine while canceling its Victory Day parade in areas bordering Russian-annexed Ukrainian territory.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fri, Mar 11, 2022

Russian War Report: Putin endorses plan to bring 16,000 “volunteers” from the Middle East to fight in Ukraine

Russia’s Defense Minister announced that more than 16,000 “volunteers” from the Middle East had expressed interest in joining Russia’s “liberation movement” for the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

Russian War Report: Military camps close in on border as Kremlin accelerates false-flag narratives

While the Kremlin announced that some units have begun loading equipment onto trains to return to their bases, the DFRLab continues to observe other units positioning themselves closer to Ukraine's northeast border with Russia.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

#ZapadWatch: A Closer Look at Slavic Brotherhood 2017

Analysis shows something different than claimed counterterrorism exercise

Belarus Belarus

Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Putin Falls for Fake News

Russian president shows Oliver Stone video of U.S. in Afghanistan…not Russia fighting ISIS

Conflict Disinformation

Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Fake “Islamic Battalion” Arrives in Mariupol

Citing intelligence reports, separatist official deploys Islamophobia in baseless claims

Conflict Disinformation

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Timeline: London Parliament Attack

A London Attack on the Anniversary of the Brussels Attack

by Maks Czuperski, Naz Durakoglu

Security & Defense Terrorism

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Explained: Ukraine’s Case Against Russia at The Hague

Analyzing the evidence presented by Ukraine accusing Russia of supporting “terrorism”

Conflict Defense Technologies

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Breaking Aleppo

The DFRLab's report captures the final months of the breaking of Aleppo using innovative open source methodologies and geolocation analysis.

by Ben Nimmo, Maks Czuperski

Conflict Disinformation