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Tue, Apr 7, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: April 7, 2020

Pro-Maduro accounts trended the Twitter hashtag #BienvenidosALaPatria [“Welcome to the Fatherland”] on April 5, while hundreds of Venezuelans defied the national quarantine in Colombia to return to their hometowns. The hashtag showed signs of traffic manipulation.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 31, 2020

Three Facebook groups impersonating the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shared content about Maduro’s indictment for drug trafficking on March 26, 2020.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

U.S. politicians exploit coronavirus fears with anti-Chinese dog whistles

Political tensions rise as leading conservative politicians repeatedly term COVID-19 as a Chinese or “foreign” disease.

Article by Max Rizzuto

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 25, 2020

Two Venezuelan fringe websites created Facebook groups and pages impersonating well-known media outlets to promote their own content, apparently motivated by profit.

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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Six reasons the Kremlin spreads disinformation about the coronavirus

Fabrications about COVID-19’s origins are meant to stir up anti-U.S. sentiment and fuel discord.

Article by Jakub Kalenský

Coronavirus Disinformation

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Storming the sauna: a ceasefire violation in the Donbas

Photos and video of an attack along the line of contact in the Donbas region of Ukraine provided a rare look at ceasefire violations.

Article by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Conflict Drones
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Tue, Mar 17, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2020

The confirmation of the first cases of the novel coronavirus in Venezuela led to the politicization of the outbreak and the spread of claims that were not supported by evidence.

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Addressing the coronavirus “infodemic”

“Information, including disinformation and misinformation about the novel coronavirus is spreading faster than the pandemic itself,” Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe explained. The sheer amount of information on the outbreak means that government and business leaders need to take specific actions to ensure that their citizens and employees receive important credible information.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation Economy & Business
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2020

Nicolás Maduro and his Vice President Delcy Rodríguez promoted the hashtag #LasSancionesSonUnCrimen (“Sanctions are a crime”) on March 6, 2020, when it also reached the trending topics of the country on Twitter. The hashtag was part of a broader campaign launched by the regime that same day to protest U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela.

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 3, 2020

Fringe outlets that reported on an attack on a Juan Guaidó rally in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, received more engagement on social media than traditional and trustworthy outlets that wrote about the same topic.

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