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Mon, Feb 3, 2020

#DigitalSherlocks on Capitol Hill

On January 24, 2020, the DFRLab's DC team took to Capitol Hill to train a group of 16 bipartisan senior congressional staffers on key tools and tactics to help them navigate the information environment and spot the truth.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

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Operation Secondary Infektion

Sat, Jun 22, 2019

Operation Secondary Infektion

A Russian-based information operation used fake accounts, forged documents, and dozens of online platforms to spread stories.

Report by Nika Aleksejeva, Lukas Andriukaitis, Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Graham Brookie, Eto Buziashvili, Andy Carvin, Kanishk Karan, Ben Nimmo, Iain Robertson, and Michael Sheldon

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Pakistan Army's Covert Social Network

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Pakistan Army’s Covert Social Network

Individuals linked to the Pakistan Army’s public-relations division ran a network of covert Facebook and Instagram pages until Facebook removed the pages.

Article by Ben Nimmo and Kanishk Karan

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Kanishk Karan is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, D.C.

At the DFRLab, Karan analyzes influence campaigns using open-source methods. His methodology combines programming and open-source ways to conduct digital verifications. He is one of the first researchers to study the Russian Twitter troll farm that meddled in the 2016 US elections. Karan’s work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, and others.