Wed, Mar 29, 2023
TikTok in the dock
Whether or not the US bans TikTok, the real issue is the danger presented by all social media platforms as they currently operate, argues Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Seth Stodder.
by Seth Stodder
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
Notorious hate group website displayed prominently in Google search results
Google displays Patriot Front URL in search results sidebar despite blocking other racist website URLs from appearing there.
by Alyssa Kann
Tue, Sep 13, 2022
How Chinese social media reacted to Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit
Interest in Pelosi visit skyrocketed on Weibo before news fatigue set in.
Mon, Dec 20, 2021
2021: DFRLab’s year in review
The DFRLab's 2021 year in review: disinformation campaigns, troll farms, troop buildups, vaccine rumors, a failed insurrection, and more.
by Andy Carvin
Fri, Dec 10, 2021
Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson Testifies to Senate
Rose Jackson, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)’s Democracy & Tech Initiative testified to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband’s Thursday hearing on Disrupting Dangerous Algorithms: Addressing the Harms of Persuasive Technology.
Thu, Dec 3, 2020
#StopTheSteal protest website tied to extremist-linked activist’s digital marketing firm
Website directed people to event information,
Fri, Mar 6, 2020
Coronavirus used to stoke fear of NATO exercise in Europe
Anti-NATO activists claim NATO troops will spread COVID-19 as a result of the ongoing exercise
Fri, Feb 7, 2020
U.S.-Russian troop stand-off in northeastern Syria
U.S. troops denied a Russian patrol access to a town in northeastern Syria, far from Assad regime territory
Fri, Jan 31, 2020
Anti-Biden hashtag amplified by opposite political audiences
Supporters of Sanders, Trump, and other candidates all contributed to the hashtag’s rise on Twitter
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
Russian media pushed U.S. drone conspiracy related to plane crash in Iran
The unfounded theory blamed a U.S. drone strike for downing the Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran
Mon, Oct 28, 2019
Erdogan’s possible plans to forego more U.S. F-16s for Russian Su-35s
Turkey may choose the Russian’s F-35 competitor instead of continuing to purchase F-16’s, since the United States cancelled its F-35 program participation
Thu, Oct 24, 2019
Facebook takes down Iranian assets, some targeting Latin American audiences
Iran-based assets targeted audiences in Latin America and the United States with pro-Iranian messaging