ReportFeb 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.
Fast ThinkingNov 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 […]
Elections 2020Sep 29, 2020
Making sense of foreign interference claims on the eve of the 2020 US election
By Digital Forensic Research Lab
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.
Alyssa Kann is a research associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab based in Washington, DC. Her work on influence operations and disinformation has been cited by CBS News, CNN, the Washington Post, CyberScoop, and more.
Kann previously worked in an academic lab studying extremism, where she specialized in social network analysis. She earned her BA at Brandeis University on a merit scholarship, where she graduated magna cum laude studying international politics, economics, and environmental studies. For her senior honors thesis, she analyzed meme campaigns targeting presidential candidates. While an undergraduate, she was a publications assistant for a social-justice festival, as well as a teaching assistant for environmental science and diplomacy classes.