The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab is building the world’s leading hub of digital forensic analysts (#DigitalSherlocks).
At the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, our mission is:
To identify, expose, and explain disinformation where and when it occurs using open source research; to promote objective truth as a foundation of government for and by people; to protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space.
To create a new model of expertise adapted for impact and real-world results.
To forge digital resilience at a time when humans are more interconnected than at any point in history, by building the world’s leading hub of digital forensic analysts tracking events in governance, technology, security, and where each intersect as they occur, as well as a network of #DigitalSherlocks.
Fri, Sep 7, 2018
This report offers a record of serial violations of international norms and a basis for holding the perpetrators accountable for their atrocities.
Report by Lukas Andriukaitis, Emma Beals, Graham Brookie, Eliot Higgins, Faysal Itani, Ben Nimmo, Michael Sheldon, Elizabeth Tsurkov, Nick Waters
Tue, Apr 5, 2016
Using digital forensic research and open source investigation methods, Distract Deceive Destroy presents the reality of Russia’s Syrian campaign.
Report by Maksymilian Czuperski, Eliot Higgins, Frederic Hof, Ben Nimmo, and John E. Herbst
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Drawing upon open source information, Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin’s War in Ukraine provides irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine.
Report by Maksymilian Czuperski, John Herbst, Eliot Higgins, Alina Polyakova, Damon Wilson