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The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.

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DFRLab on Medium

Check out the latest research coming out of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.

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Disinfo Portal

DisinfoPortal.org is a one-stop interactive online portal and guide to the Kremlin’s information war. The portal aggregates open source research and journalism from the United States and Europe and presents it in a user-friendly way, with timely multimedia content produced by the Atlantic Council and its partners explaining Russia’s ongoing influence operations.

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Experts

Nika Aleksejeva

Lead Researcher for the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Lukas Andriukaitis

Associate Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Nyka Aukstuolis

Assistant Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Luiza Bandeira

Research Assistant for Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Graham Brookie

Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Content

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy

Disinformation—both foreign and domestic—is a catalytic harm that acts to magnify existing societal vulnerabilities. Forging digital resilience is an urgent priority—because, as Stengel said, disinformation is “an attack on our very democracy. And Americans need to be aware of it.”

New Atlanticist by Zarine Kharazian

Disinformation Russia
Turkish flag with Twitter logo superimposed

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Digital Forensic Research Lab explores disinformation campaigns in the Middle East

Online information and disinformation has been playing a pivotal role in shaping public opinion throughout the Middle East and North Africa for over a decade. In the past week alone, Atlantic Council researchers with the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) have published four articles examining the origins of various MENA-based disinformation campaigns and the tell-tale […]

MENASource by MENASource

Disinformation Middle East

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

StratComDC: Global Forum on Strategic Communications

The Atlantic Council will host its third annual Global Forum on Strategic Communications (StratCom 2019) in Washington, DC on October 23-24, 2019.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

Simakovsky joins VOA’s Encounter to discuss the Mueller testimony ramifications

In the News by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

The most outrageous case this summer that no one has heard of

Misinformation, disinformation, and outright fakes played a role in assembling the case, which should be seen as another chapter in Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Olga Tokariuk

Disinformation Italy

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

How the US can fight Russian disinformation for real

For the past three years, I have been on the front lines of the information war, most recently in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Georgia. I have worked alongside, interviewed and briefed policymakers throughout the region, and these experiences have presented a grim picture: the United States is abdicating its leadership in countering Russian disinformation. Where we […]

UkraineAlert by Nina Jankowicz

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS – Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread of false information at alarming rates is more effective and worrisome […]

2018 Elections in Latin America by Roberta Braga

Brazil Colombia

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

How to weather a hack: Lessons from the Macron leaks

Why did the leaks fail to move the needle during the 2017 French presidential campaign?

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation Elections
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

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Open source investigators set their sights on Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Bellingcat and the Global Legal Action Network are using open source information to investigate airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on civilian targets and critical infrastructure in Yemen.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Disinformation The Gulf