Protesters scuffle with police during a rally to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, September 22, 2023. (Source: Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via Reuters)

Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Kremlin propagandists fuel anti-government sentiment in Armenia

Russian media and influencers blame Armenian prime minister and the West for the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh while encouraging anti-government protests

by Ani Mejlumyan, Sopo Gelava

Armenia Disinformation
Facebook pages and groups involved in the scheme would post inspiring stories, like the celebration of a Ukrainian soldier’s birthday (left), and replace it with clickbait news coverage (right) once the original post garnered a critical mass of engagement.

Wed, Nov 2, 2022

Facebook pages used bait-and-switch to exploit sympathies for Ukraine war

DFRLab found emotionally charged Facebook posts about the Ukraine war were later edited to promote clickbait articles.

by Roman Osadchuk

Armenia Caucasus
A young Russian man who has a Netflix subscription shows his cell phone with an ad: “We suspend work in their region.” According to the statement, the service can still be used until the end of the billing period. After that, the user account will be deleted, there will be more debits, the information says.

Fri, Mar 11, 2022

Russia’s domestic internet talk isn’t new – but it’s ramping up

The size and scope of the ongoing crackdown is unprecedented.

by Justin Sherman

Eurasia Government
Vladimir Putin

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Navalny’s “Smart Voting” election campaign undermined by fake apps and Telegram channels

Apps and Telegram channels impersonated their pro-Navalny counterparts, potentially redirecting voters away from strategic voting advice

by Eto Buziashvili

Elections Eurasia

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Schrödinger’s President

DFRLab monitored social media for confirmation of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov’s death. Conflicting reports made the president's death unclear.

Disinformation Eurasia