Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker

The DFRLab’s Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker (FIAT) is an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. This tool assesses the credibility, bias, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim.

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Election Official Handbook: Preparing for Election Day Misinformation

As part of the Election Integrity Partnership, the DFRLab has analyzed roughly four hundred cases of election-related dis- and misinformation on social media. This memo gathers the findings and issues recommendations for US election officials: they must prepare for viral falsehoods online that persist for weeks.

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Employment opportunities

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Tue, May 11, 2021

Associate Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff

The Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is seeking to hire a full-time associate editor to coordinate our daily editing and publishing activities.

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Visiting Senior Fellow, Encrypted Messaging Platforms, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s DFRLab seeks a visiting fellow to will lead a research project on encrypted peer-to-peer (P2P) and centralized messaging platforms in the United States.

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Looking for a paid summer internship?

We are now recruiting Young Global Professionals for Summer 2021!

Applications close Friday, March 26, 2021.

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Content

Wed, May 26, 2021

Event Recap: After the Insurrection: Domestic Violent Extremism and the Intelligence Challenge

The Atlantic Council hosted an event examining domestic violent extremism and the failures in intelligence analysis and warnings that allowed the storming of the Capitol building on January 6. Read the key takeaways.

Event Recaps by Hezha Barzani

Defense Policy Democratic Transitions

Mon, May 10, 2021

What would Winston do? Cooperative approaches toward securing the Five Eyes information environment

Given the global prevalence of English, the countries comprising the Five Eyes intelligence alliance should build upon existing proven frameworks to cooperate to secure their shared information environment.

Issue Brief by Daniel Dobrowolski, David V. Gioe, and Trey Herr

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, May 5, 2021

FAST THINKING: Trump’s post-Facebook future

Facebook's Oversight Board ruled Wednesday that former US President Donald Trump will remain banned from the platform for encouraging the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. And what consequences is it likely to have on online radicalization and the use and abuse of social media around the world?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

FAST THINKING: A glimpse into our digital future at the latest tech hearing on Capitol Hill

This wasn’t just another tech hearing. It was the first since the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. It was focused on extremism and misinformation. And our team at the Digital Forensic Research Lab, which is all over these issues, tells us that lawmakers came at their questioning in a new way that offers insight into what our digital future could look like.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation
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Wed, Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

Maduro, blaming Colomiba and Venezuelans returning from there for the spread of COVID-19, has called for a "radical quarantine" over two weeks.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

Pro-Maduro site Justiciafuser amplified misleading claims about Alex Saab, a confidant of Maduro who's currently being held in Cape Verde ahead of extradition to the US.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

Seven videos on a Colombian YouTube channel appeared among the 20 most viewed videos about Venezuela between March 1 and 9, 2021. The videos falsely claimed that Maduro had been captured or that the United States had attacked Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Transcript: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on online speech, government regulation, and Donald Trump’s suspended account

The Youtube CEO talked about the company's responsibilities in the information ecosystem, disinformation, government regulation of speech, and what's next for Donald Trump's account.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation
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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

Maduro’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino announced alleged attempts by the Colombian government to destabilize Venezuelan regime.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Mar 2, 2021

The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election

The executive summary of the Election Integrity Partnership's collaborative report, "The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election."

In-Depth Research & Reports

Disinformation Elections