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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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Disinformation United States and Canada

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s next for the insurrectionists?

For weeks on far-right networks across the web, extremists discussed their plans for violence. Is it happening again?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections National Security

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: How the Capitol riot was coordinated online

The team at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab has conducted exhaustive research into how the event happened, combing through social media and other networks frequented by the far right. Let’s break down what they found.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

International Norms National Security

Graham Brookie is the director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington D.C.

The DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, technology, security, social media, and where each intersect. By publishing what it can prove, or disprove, in real-time, the DFRLab is creating a new model of research and education adapted for impact.

Prior to joining the DFRLab, Brookie served in various positions at the White House and National Security Council. His most recent role was as an adviser for strategic communications with a focus on digital strategy, audience engagement, and coordinating a cohesive record of former US President Barack Obama’s national security and foreign policy. Previously he served as the adviser to the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism (APHSCT), the president’s top aide for cybersecurity, counterterrorism, intelligence, and homeland security issues. He also worked in the East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa directorates at the National Security Council.

Brookie graduated cum laude with degrees from American University in Washington, DC. He also completed the London School of Economics’ general course.