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

Tue, Dec 5, 2023

Indian Twitter accounts exploit Mideast conflict to attack journalist

Accounts potentially coordinated to portray journalist Barkha Dutt as a security threat to Israel and urged action against her

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

India Israel
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyber assault with a self-spreading malware that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Wed, Nov 1, 2023

Hacker collectives take sides in the Mideast crisis

Telegram feeds of hacker groups document alleged attacks targeting Israel

by Ruslan Trad

Conflict in and through the Cyber Domain Cybersecurity
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel October 9, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Amir Cohen/File Photo)

Wed, Oct 18, 2023

Network of South Asian Twitter accounts spreading Israel-Palestine war disinfo

Accounts exhibiting signs of coordination amplify divisive copypasta targeting both sides of the conflict

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Deceptive Content Manipulation Disinformation
Ukrainian soldier with his weapon in a wooden cottage near the Donbas frontlines, Donetsk. (Source: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto via Reuters Connect)

Fri, Dec 16, 2022

Russian War Report: Fierce fighting in Donetsk despite the onset of winter

While many had hoped Winter would slow the fighting in Ukraine, the conflict has continued and, in some cases including in Donetsk, intensified.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

A Palestinian stands on a house that was destroyed in an Israeli air strike during the fighting between Israel and Hamas in May 2021, in the northern Gaza Strip on June 29, 2021. (Source: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Iranian accounts promote anti-Israel hashtags in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war

The campaign, promoted on Telegram, is linked to an Iranian conspiracy theorist previously suspended from Twitter.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

COVID-19 Iran

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

How a “Political Astroturfing” App Coordinates Pro-Israel Influence Operations

Pro-Israel messages broadcast during May 4–5 Hamas terror attacks and IDF air strikes offer new insights into reach of the Act.IL app’s social media manipulation

by Emerson T. Brooking

Conflict Facebook

Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Did Syria down an Israeli F-16?

On September 13, Syrian government sources claimed that it downed both an Israeli F-16 jet and unspecified drone.

Disinformation Facebook