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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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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

Eto Buziashvili

Research Assistant for the Caucasus, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Andy Carvin

Resident Senior Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Kaitlin Demchuk

Digital Strategist, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Naz Durakoglu

Nonresident Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Content

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Hudson quoted in VOA on Russian interference in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Disinformation

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Combating everyday falsehoods

From false headlines about veteran benefit cuts to broad campaigns discrediting climate science, the spread of fake or misleading information online has disrupted democratic societies around the world.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Can Beijing export its manipulation of information?

While censorship and propaganda have long been features of Chinese domestic politics, Beijing is ramping up its information operations abroad.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Disinformation

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

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Events

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

There is an intense and high-stakes competition being waged by the United States and its near-peer adversaries across the spectrum of emerging technologies, including AI. What are policy options the US can pursue and what are the implications for security strategy?

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