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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BelarusProtestor

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Belarus anti-Lukashenka media falls into confirmation bias traps

Independent media outlets NEXTA Live and TUT.by shared unverified information, including a video apparently recorded to undermine their credibility.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: October 20, 2020

Videos reporting on Venezuela and posted by Colombian YouTube channel Noticias Mundiales Al Día outperformed videos and channels on social media.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Belarus Police Brutality

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Belarus Interior Ministry exaggerates protester violence to justify excessive force

Two months after the contested presidential election, law enforcement has returned to using disproportionate violence against protesters.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
False Religious Conflict in Belarus

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Kremlin creates illusion of a religious clash between Belarus Orthodox and Catholics

Open source evidence shows overall solidarity among religious groups in Belarus despite Kremlin attempt to foment conflict between Orthodox and Catholics.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
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Wed, Oct 14, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: October 14, 2020

Nicolás Maduro claimed anew that Colombian President Iván Duque had prepared for and will oversee incursion into Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Czech Flashbang grenade

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Belarus riot police disperse crowds with Czech-made flashbangs

Open-source clues on Czech arms company potentially supplying stun grenades to Lukashenka’s regime in violation of EU embargo.

Article by Lukas Andriukaitis

Belarus Central Europe
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Tue, Oct 6, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: October 6, 2020

Heraldo Venezolano, a news aggregating website originally registered in the United States, garnered the most engagement on Facebook on reports of the Maduro regime’s receipt of a shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on October 2, 2020.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Belarus Cyber Partisans

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Lukashenka’s regime confused by protest-driven cyber attacks

Government reactions to attacks by the Belarus Cyber Partisans marred by defensiveness, contradictions and ignorance.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Cybersecurity
Interference2020

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Making sense of foreign interference claims on the eve of the 2020 US election

The DFRLab launches an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. It assesses the credibility, objectivity, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim.

Elections 2020 by Digital Forensic Research Lab

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 29, 2020

Following a visit to the Latin America region by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Nicolás Maduro’s attacks directed at the secretary and also at current Colombian President Iván Duque gained traction on social media, with an article from dubious website Al Punto receiving the most engagement on Facebook, in particular via a post by a Colombian influencer.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela