Disinformation, misinformation, or the spread of false information by any other moniker is not a new phenomenon. However, asymmetric exploitation within the information environment—by nation-state and non-state actors—are increasingly diffuse and effective. As the information environment continues to expand and transform at an ever-accelerating rate, monitoring the digital engagement space with an approach that actively informs this environment, as opposed to responding to it, is increasingly necessary. #AlertaVenezuela is paving the way for a deeper understanding of the complexities of the information environment in and around Venezuela. By exposing and explaining disinformation in this context, the Atlantic Council will shed light on the path ahead for combatting disinformation and foreign interference around one of the hemisphere’s largest economic, political and humanitarian crises.

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Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

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Maduro, blaming Colomiba and Venezuelans returning from there for the spread of COVID-19, has called for a "radical quarantine" over two weeks.

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Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

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Pro-Maduro site Justiciafuser amplified misleading claims about Alex Saab, a confidant of Maduro who's currently being held in Cape Verde ahead of extradition to the US.

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Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

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Seven videos on a Colombian YouTube channel appeared among the 20 most viewed videos about Venezuela between March 1 and 9, 2021. The videos falsely claimed that Maduro had been captured or that the United States had attacked Venezuela.

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Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

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Maduro’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino announced alleged attempts by the Colombian government to destabilize Venezuelan regime.

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Feb 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 23, 2021

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While Maduro's regime promoted diplomat Alex Saab, online accounts showed suspicious behavior using #FreeAlexSaab.

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Feb 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 16, 2021

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Two Panamanian YouTube channels spread unsubstantiated claims targeting the Maduro regime, claiming a military revolt will occur due to the Sputnik V vaccine not arriving for another four years.

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Feb 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 9, 2021

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A small group of accounts used the hashtag #VenezuelaSolidariaYHumanista in hundreds of thousands of mentions during the first four hours, showing signs of inauthentic behavior and traffic manipulation.

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Feb 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 3, 2021

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A DFRLab investigation into Telegram groups found clues about how the Maduro regime rewards users for promoting hashtags on Twitter.

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Jan 26, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 26, 2021

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An anti-Maduro video garnered thousands of views after claiming that Maduro had been ousted from power, betrayed by Maduro’s U.S. diplomat Alex Saab.

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Jan 19, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 19, 2021

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After hospitals in the Brazilian city Manaus ran out of oxygen to help treat COVID-19 on January 14, Maduro offered to make oxygen available to the neighboring country.

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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Maduro, blaming Colomiba and Venezuelans returning from there for the spread of COVID-19, has called for a "radical quarantine" over two weeks.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Pro-Maduro site Justiciafuser amplified misleading claims about Alex Saab, a confidant of Maduro who's currently being held in Cape Verde ahead of extradition to the US.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Seven videos on a Colombian YouTube channel appeared among the 20 most viewed videos about Venezuela between March 1 and 9, 2021. The videos falsely claimed that Maduro had been captured or that the United States had attacked Venezuela.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Maduro’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino announced alleged attempts by the Colombian government to destabilize Venezuelan regime.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Feb 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

While Maduro's regime promoted diplomat Alex Saab, online accounts showed suspicious behavior using #FreeAlexSaab.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Feb 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Two Panamanian YouTube channels spread unsubstantiated claims targeting the Maduro regime, claiming a military revolt will occur due to the Sputnik V vaccine not arriving for another four years.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Feb 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

A small group of accounts used the hashtag #VenezuelaSolidariaYHumanista in hundreds of thousands of mentions during the first four hours, showing signs of inauthentic behavior and traffic manipulation.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Feb 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

A DFRLab investigation into Telegram groups found clues about how the Maduro regime rewards users for promoting hashtags on Twitter.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Jan 26, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 26, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

An anti-Maduro video garnered thousands of views after claiming that Maduro had been ousted from power, betrayed by Maduro’s U.S. diplomat Alex Saab.

Disinformation Venezuela
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#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Jan 19, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 19, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

After hospitals in the Brazilian city Manaus ran out of oxygen to help treat COVID-19 on January 14, Maduro offered to make oxygen available to the neighboring country.

Disinformation Venezuela