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A person is detained after Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot at close range in an assassination attempt, after a government meeting in Handlova, Slovakia, May 15, 2024. Source: REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo)

Wed, May 22, 2024

Online conspiracies proliferate following the attack on Slovakian PM Robert Fico

Anti-Western and anti-Ukraine narratives circulated online after the assassination attempt on the Slovakian prime minister.

by Ruslan Trad

Central Europe Central Europe
BANNER: Lanyards on display at the NetMundial+10 conference in São Paulo, Brazil. (Source: netmundial10)

Fri, May 17, 2024

Internet governance interrupted 

A readout of the events of NetMundial+10

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Brazil Government (Includes international governing bodies)
Taiwan, New Taipei City, 2024/01/13. Poll officers show a box containing ballots after polls close at a polling station at an elementary school. (Source: Valeria Mongelli/Hans Lucas via Reuters)

Mon, May 6, 2024

Targeting Taiwan: China’s influence efforts on the island

Chinese state media experimented on how to better reach Taiwanese audiences online around the January 2024 election

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Advertising China
The flags alley is seen outside the United Nations building during the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

Wed, Apr 10, 2024

The GDC zero draft: the good, the bad, and the ugly

DFRLab Senior Resident Fellow for Global and Democratic Governance Konstantinos Komaitis takes a look at the Global Digital Compact's zero draft

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Digital Policy Internet

Wed, Apr 3, 2024

Kremlin-linked Telegram channels seed anti-Ukraine and anti-West narratives in Bulgaria

Pro-Kremlin Bulgarian Telegram channels amplify disinformation seeded by Kremlin-run channels

by Eto Buziashvili, Sayyara Mammadova

Bulgaria Conflict

Tue, Mar 26, 2024

Suspicious Facebook assets amplify pro-Kremlin Bulgarian ‘mushroom’ websites

More than one hundred Facebook assets promoted links to external websites sharing pro-Kremlin propaganda in Bulgaria

by Sopo Gelava

Bulgaria CrowdTangle

Mon, Mar 18, 2024

How to consume information in times of conflict

Unverified information can exacerbate conflicts. Recognizing and scrutinizing it should become reflexive for all of us

by Dina Sadek, Andy Carvin

Conflict Disinformation
A woman holds a phone with a portrait of Soviet leader Josef Stalin on case, during an event marking the 70th anniversary of Stalin's death, in his hometown of Gori, Georgia March 5, 2023. (Source: REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze)

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Stalin lionized on Georgian TikTok

TikTok videos promote myths about late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, portraying him as a religious, well-educated strongman

by Sopo Gelava

Georgia Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Mar 11, 2024

Advancing the narrative: analyzing the maturation of Palestinian militant videos

Gaza militants increasingly use collaborative releases, advanced editing, and narrative-driven storytelling when sharing battlefield footage

by Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Conflict Israel
DFRLab Nonresident Fellow Konstantinos Komaitis speaking at an event.

Fri, Mar 1, 2024

Second Statement of Konstantinos Komaitis to the United Nations on the Global Digital Compact

Delivered before the United Nations on the topic of the Global Digital Compact, identifying opportunities it presents

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Digital Policy Government (Includes international governing bodies)
DFRLab Nonresident Fellow Konstantinos Komaitis speaking at an event.

Wed, Feb 28, 2024

First Statement of Konstantinos Komaitis to the United Nations on the Global Digital Compact

Delivered before the United Nations on the topic of the Global Digital Compact, addressing successes and lessons learned

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Digital Policy Government (Includes international governing bodies)
A man holds a Russian flag an orange and black "Z" symbol during the annual Immortal Regiment march in Moscow on Victory Day, May 9, 2022. The websites investigated in this report used the same version of the Z symbol in their online promotional materials. (Source: STR/NurPhoto via Reuters Connect)

Wed, Feb 21, 2024

Pro-Russia network spreads propaganda and disinfo in Latin America

Multi-platform operation amplifying Kremlin-aligned narratives published content in Portuguese and Spanish

by Beatriz Farrugia

Brazil Brazil