Digital Forensic Research Lab

Illustration of the earth in the form of a computer chip, generated using Adobe Firefly

Wed, Jul 17, 2024

The sovereignty trap

How the promise of sovereign AI obscures its pitfalls

by Konstantinos Komaitis, Esteban Ponce de León, Kenton Thibaut, Trisha Ray, Kevin Klyman

Artificial Intelligence Digital Policy

Tue, Jul 16, 2024

Fake Cameroonian news sites spread pro-Russia, anti-France content

Fake Cameroonian outlets disseminated AI-generated voiceovers across Facebook and other social media platforms

by Valentin Châtelet

Cameroon Disinformation

Wed, Jul 10, 2024

Anti-Ukraine narratives spread following Kyiv children’s hospital attack

Narratives blamed Ukraine for the incident, accusing it of targeting itself or deploying air defense systems ineptly

by Ruslan Trad

Disinformation Ukraine

Tue, Jul 9, 2024

How Kenya’s tax bill protests spread online

After the bill's withdrawal, online conversations continued to call for President Ruto's resignation

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Civil Society CrowdTangle

Tue, Jul 9, 2024

AI tools usage for disinformation in the war in Ukraine

How and what technology Russia used to spread disinformation after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine

by Roman Osadchuk

Artificial Intelligence Propaganda
Screenshot of a Facebook ad displaying Ilan Shor's allegations that "the collective West aims to seize Moldova" and "the West means war and fear."

Mon, Jul 8, 2024

Inauthentic Facebook ad campaign spreads anti-EU messages

Facebook pages disguised as neutral news sources sponsored ads to promote anti-EU narratives ahead of Moldova's referendum on EU integration

by Victoria Olari

Advertising Deceptive Content Manipulation

Mon, Jul 8, 2024

Spambots continue to suppress speech and enable harassment of the Chinese community on X

Networks of Chinese-language spambots risk the censoring of posts during politically sensitive events, repeating past oversights

Botnets China

Thu, Jul 4, 2024

Operation targets French snap elections using AI-generated content

Operation uses AI to rewrite articles to adopt a more 'conservative stance'

by Valentin Châtelet

Artificial Intelligence Deceptive Content Manipulation

Mon, Jul 1, 2024

The Impact of Corruption on Cybersecurity: Rethinking National Strategies Across the Global South  

As the Global South prepares for the next stage in ICT development, governments must prioritize policies that reduce corruption in critical network software procurement to protect those countries' developing cyberspace.

by Robert Peacock

Corruption Cyber Strategy

Mon, Jun 24, 2024

User in the Middle: An Interoperability and Security Guide for Policymakers

When technologies work together, it benefits users and the digital ecosystem. Policymakers can advance interoperability and security in tandem by understanding how each impacts the other.

by Maia Hamin, Alphaeus Hanson

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Standards and Requirements
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 21, 2023. (Source: Sputnik/Vladimir Astapkovich/Kremlin via Reuters)

Wed, Jun 12, 2024

In Sub-Saharan Africa, China embraces Russian messaging against Ukraine

Russian narratives thrive in Sub-Saharan Africa with the help of Chinese media networks, localization expertise, and infrastructure

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Africa Cameroon

Wed, Jun 12, 2024

“Reasonable” Cybersecurity in Forty-Seven Cases: The Federal Trade Commission’s Enforcement Actions Against Unfair and Deceptive Cyber Practices

The FTC has brought 47 cases against companies for unfair or deceptive cybersecurity practices. What can we learn from them?

by Isabella Wright, Maia Hamin

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Standards and Requirements