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DisinfoPortal.org is a one-stop interactive online portal and guide to the Kremlin’s information war. The portal aggregates open source research and journalism from the United States and Europe and presents it in a user-friendly way, with timely multimedia content produced by the Atlantic Council and its partners explaining Russia’s ongoing influence operations.

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Experts

Nika Aleksejeva

Lead Researcher for the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Lukas Andriukaitis

Associate Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Nyka Aukstuolis

Assistant Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Luiza Bandeira

Research Assistant for Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Graham Brookie

Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Content

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

How to weather a hack: Lessons from the Macron leaks

Why did the leaks fail to move the needle during the 2017 French presidential campaign?

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation Elections
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

Disinformation English

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Open source investigators set their sights on Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Bellingcat and the Global Legal Action Network are using open source information to investigate airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on civilian targets and critical infrastructure in Yemen.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Disinformation The Gulf

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Open source information as a tool in exposing authoritarian regimes

Open source researches can steel themselves to combat disinformation fro authoritarian regimes by working with social media companies, Iyed el-Baghdadi says.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Disinformation Saudi Arabia

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The importance of working together in the fight against disinformation

After reports showed that the European parliamentary elections were hit by disinformation campaigns, researchers argue for more coordination in response.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Disinformation

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

An incomplete end to the MH17 tragedy

On June 19, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) charged four suspects of murder for their role in shooting down a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Amid the geopolitics, rhetoric, and finger pointing yesterday, the most poignant words came from Silene Fredriksz, who lost her son Bryce in the downing of Malaysia Airlines […]

UkraineAlert by Michael Bociurkiw

Conflict Disinformation
360/OS London

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

360/OS Summit 2019

The DFRLab was thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort of participants to London for our annual 360/OS summit on June 20-21, 2019.

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Disinformation English

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

How the European Union avoided a disinformation crisis

EU official says proactive measures helped lessen the impact of coordinated disinformation campaigns during the EU parliamentary elections.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation European Union

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The “#Macron leaks” operation: a post-mortem

In the long list of electoral interference attempts in recent years, one case stands out: the 2017 French presidential election–because it failed. Its failure lies in the fact that the result of the election did not coincide with the aim of the attackers. This new report, “The #Macron Leaks Operation,” by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer analyzes […]

Report by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Wanted: A code of ethics for open source researchers

As more and more actors start to work with open source information there is an urgent need for a code of ethics to guide decision-making on what tools are used and when, speakers told an audience at the Atlantic Council’s 360/OS conference in London on June 20.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Disinformation