ReportApr 20, 2022
China’s discourse power operations in the Global South
By Kenton Thibaut
An overview of China’s discourse power activities in the Global South, including the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It outlines the processes through which China leverages its diplomatic, media, and political positions in these regions to gain influence, and assesses the impacts of these activities for democratic resilience worldwide.
New AtlanticistFeb 28, 2022
Russian Hybrid War Report: Russia retaliates against anti-war celebrities as social platforms crack down on Russian media
By Digital Forensic Research Lab
Meta, Patreon, and Twitter are taking action against Russian accounts, while Russian celebrities are facing pushback for their views, according to the Council's open-source researchers.
In-Depth Research & ReportsApr 7, 2021
Digital Autocracy: Maduro’s control of the Venezuelan information environment
By Esteban Ponce de León, Daniel Suárez Pérez
A 16-month monitoring report that analyzes the information environment in Venezuela, exploring the Maduro regime’s tactics when promoting influence operations in the country and abroad.
Daniel Suárez Pérez is a research assistant for Latin America at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia.
As a Colombian journalist, Daniel has experience in armed conflict researches and journalism projects to investigate violence against local leaders and communities in Latin America. He believes in team work. Daniel have been working in collaboration with organizations to promote data journalism and empower women in media, such as Chicas Poderosas, Hacks/Hackers and School of Data. Daniel research focus is identifying, exposing and explaining disinformation on digital media in Latin America. He is also passionate about data visualization and content marketing.