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.
New AtlanticistOct 18, 2019
Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy
By Zarine Kharazian
Disinformation—both foreign and domestic—is a catalytic harm that acts to magnify existing societal vulnerabilities. Forging digital resilience is an urgent priority—because, as Stengel said, disinformation is “an attack on our very democracy. And Americans need to be aware of it.”
ArticleMay 2, 2019
Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 2: The Coordination
By Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko
Two Armenian Facebook pages masqueraded as impartial fact-checking organizations to discredit the government of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Zarine Kharazian was the associate editor at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington DC. In this role, Zarine edited coverage from the lab’s global network of Digital Research Units (DRUs). She previously served as the assistant editor of the International Enforcement Law Reporter, where she managed editorial operations and covered cybersecurity and data protection issues. While an undergraduate at the College of William & Mary, Zarine worked as a research assistant in the Social Networks and Political Psychology (SNaPP) Lab, where she studied the psychophysiological underpinnings of political behavior, both offline and online. Zarine speaks Armenian and French and is originally from Yerevan, Armenia. She has a particular interest in disinformation trends in the South Caucasus as well as the ethical and methodological dilemmas journalists and researchers face when reporting on disinformation.