TikTok in the dock
How pro-Russia and pro-China influencers cross-promote state narratives
Russian War Report: Kremlin edits footage of Mariupol visit to remove women shouting at Putin
Russia-friendly media outlets in Global South frame French anti-government protest as anti-NATO
Egyptian Twitter network amplifies pro-government hashtags, attacks fact-checkers
Suspicious Twitter accounts promote hashtag attacking Egyptian human rights defender
Russia builds a “special information operation” around Transnistria
Russian War Report: DFRLab confirms aerial strikes on industrial plants north of Bakhmut
How the Kremlin misrepresented a video to claim Georgian protesters seek war with Russia
An introduction to the Freedom Online Coalition
Chinese discourse power: Ambitions and reality in the digital domain
China’s discourse power operations in the Global South
Financing & genocide: Development finance and the crisis in the Uyghur Region
After the insurrection: How domestic extremists adapted and evolved after the January 6 US Capitol attack
Information defense: Policy measures taken against foreign information manipulation
Fighting for the hearts and minds of Sakartvelo: The Georgian information environment during the 2020 parliamentary election
Digital Autocracy: Maduro’s control of the Venezuelan information environment
Weaponized: How rumors about COVID-19’s origins led to a narrative arms race
Russian War Report
As Russia’s aggression in Europe heats up, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is keeping a close eye on Moscow’s movements across the military, cyber, and information domains.
Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker
The DFRLab’s Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker (FIAT) is an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. This tool assesses the credibility, bias, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim.
Election Official Handbook: Preparing for Election Day Misinformation
As part of the Election Integrity Partnership, the DFRLab has analyzed roughly four hundred cases of election-related dis- and misinformation on social media. This memo gathers the findings and issues recommendations for US election officials: they must prepare for viral falsehoods online that persist for weeks.
Dichotomies of Disinformation
Via the DFRLab’s Github: This project isolates “political disinformation campaigns.” Dichotomies of Disinformation proposes and tests a classification system built on 150 variable options. Our intent is to establish a replicable, extensible system by which widely disparate disinformation campaigns can be categorized and compared.
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