Operation Secondary Infektion

Sat, Jun 22, 2019

Operation Secondary Infektion

A Russian-based information operation used fake accounts, forged documents, and dozens of online platforms to spread stories.

Report by Nika Aleksejeva, Lukas Andriukaitis, Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Graham Brookie, Eto Buziashvili, Andy Carvin, Kanishk Karan, Ben Nimmo, Iain Robertson, and Michael Sheldon

Disinformation English
Pakistan Army's Covert Social Network

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Pakistan Army’s Covert Social Network

Individuals linked to the Pakistan Army’s public-relations division ran a network of covert Facebook and Instagram pages until Facebook removed the pages.

Article by Ben Nimmo and Kanishk Karan

Disinformation English
Facebook likes in Oaxaca

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

#ElectionWatch: Likes from Afar in Oaxaca

South Asian Facebook accounts artificially inflated the number of Facebook “likes” on social media content for and about the State of Oaxaca in México.

2018 Elections in Latin America by Fernando Meneses Romero, Kanishk Karan, and Jose Luis Peñarredonda

Disinformation Elections

Kanishk Karan is a Research Assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in India.

At the DFRLab, Karan analyzes online disinformation campaigns with a special focus on disinformation targeting elections. He is one of the first researchers to study the Russian Twitter troll farm that meddled in the 2016 US Presidential election. Karan’s work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, and others. He is passionate about using open-source methods to counter disinformation. His work features open-source techniques that highlight facts for anyone to verify, building a better sense of assurance among readers.