United States

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

#StopTheSteal protest website tied to extremist-linked activist’s digital marketing firm

Website directed people to event information,

Elections Government

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

Europe Security

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

Security United States

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

by Alyssa Kann

Government United States

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

Security United States

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

Security United States

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

Social Media United States

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Pro-Kremlin Media Push False Claims Tying Huntsman to Moscow Protests

Outlets falsely alleged that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s resignation was spurred failing to bring about the “Russian Maidan”

by Givi Gigitashvili

Government United States

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

False MH17 Crash Narrative Spreads from the United States to Russia

Pro-Kremlin media distort interview with Malaysian official to make fabricated claims around the 2014 crash of flight MH17

Security United States

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Far-Right Media Weaponizes the Venezuelan Power Struggle for a Pro-Gun Agenda

Blogs and news sites in the United States and Brazil attributed the Venezuelan crisis to the disarmament of the country’s population

Government United States

Wed, May 15, 2019

Measuring the Near-term Success of Facebook’s Anti-Vaxx Crackdown

Almost two months into Facebook’s campaign, anti-vaccine content was still widely shared and used in ads

by Donara Barojan

Social Media United States

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

#ElectionWatch: Fraud and Suppression Claims in United States

Plenty of narratives and less evidence of election cheating ahead of the midterms

Government Social Media