In the News

Oct 6, 2023

Gilbert quoted in RFA on North Korea-related social media fakes

On October 5, Lauren Gilbert was quoted in Radio Free Asia on the proliferation of fake social media content surrounding North Korea on the Internet. Gilbert explained that the mystery of day-to-day life in North Korea is a magnet for Internet creators who seek to draw views by taking advantage of popular curiosity about life […]

Indo-Pacific Internet
SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Bodies of killed people are seen at a site of a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the village of Hroza, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine October 5, 2023. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy

New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2023

Russian War Report: Civilian cafe attacked and a fake Ukrainian news site is exposed

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

A suspicious website impersonating a Ukrainian news agency accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainian leadership of corruption and misusing aid provided by the United States.

Conflict Digital Policy

New Atlanticist

Aug 28, 2023

India’s embrace of ‘right to repair’ can transform the electronics sector

By Trisha Ray

Developing nations such as India are experiencing the exponential growth of e-waste from both imported and domestic sources. R2R can be part of the solution.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Aug 27, 2023

Ukraine upgrades digital education efforts

By Valeriya Ionan

The full-scale Russian invasion has thrust Ukraine’s vibrant tech sector into the limelight and led to an upgrade of the country's flagship digital education and training initiative, writes Valeriya Ionan.

Conflict Digital Policy

The 5x5

Aug 21, 2023

The 5×5—Cloud risks and critical infrastructure

By Simon Handler

Experts share their perspectives on the challenges facing cloud infrastructure and how policy can encourage better security and risk governance across this critical sector.

Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection


Aug 16, 2023

Digital identities and border cultures: The limits of technosolutionism in the management of human mobility

By Nanjala Nyabola

A paper to better inform the conversation around technology’s impact on democracy by evaluating technosolutionism and its application to the management of human mobility.

Afghanistan Africa


Aug 14, 2023

Protecting point-to-point messaging apps: Understanding Telegram, WeChat, and WhatsApp in the United States

By Iria Puyosa

A year-long project on protecting users' data and privacy that analyzes the growing use of point-to-point messaging platforms in the United States and the implications their design and governing policies have for user privacy and free speech.

Civil Society Digital Policy
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to Arkady Volozh, Chief Executive Officer of Yandex, as he visits the headquarters of the company in Moscow, Russia September 21, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

New Atlanticist

Aug 10, 2023

Russian War Report: Co-founder of Russia’s most popular search engine condemns war in Ukraine

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

A co-founder of Yandex, Russia's primary search engine, issued a public statement of opposition to the war in Ukraine and acknowledging his "share of responsibility."

Conflict Human Rights
Democracy Derailed - Sudan's Precarious Information Environment


Aug 8, 2023

Sudan’s precarious information environment and the fight for democracy

By Tessa Knight, Lujain Alsedeg

An examination of the time from December 2018, when protests against then-president Omar al-Bashir first broke out, and December 2022, when a framework agreement between civilian and military leaders came into play.

Africa Civil Society
USA and Sudan flags

Issue Brief

Aug 8, 2023

A US agenda for action in Sudan’s information environment

By Cameron Hudson

A brief on how the United States and Sudan can collaborate on combatting disinformation and building up the African nation's democratic potential.

Africa Disinformation