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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Atlantic Council’s DFRLab publishes new report in Just Security: #StopTheSteal: A timeline of social media and extremist activities leading up to 1/6 insurrection

In-depth investigation offers the most comprehensive timeline for #StopTheSteal to date.


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Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Here’s what foreign interference in the 2020 election actually looked like

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Graham Brookie and Alyssa Kann of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab dive into what we know about how disinformation and interference played out in the 2020 US election. While some have been quick to call out Iran and Russia for meddling in the race, Graham and Alyssa […]

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Making sense of foreign interference claims on the eve of the 2020 US election

The DFRLab launches an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. It assesses the credibility, objectivity, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim.

Elections 2020 by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Disinformation Elections

Alyssa Kann is a research assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, D.C. Alyssa previously worked in an academic counter-terrorism lab, where she specialized in data and social network analysis. While earning her BA, she wrote an honors thesis analyzing memes that targeted American presidential candidates. When she isn’t envisioning civic-minded social networks, she enjoys writing, hiking, and surfing.