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

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Visiting Senior Fellow, Digital Anthropology & Messaging Platform Analysis, 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.

Experts

Content

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Tue, Feb 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 9, 2021

A small group of accounts used the hashtag #VenezuelaSolidariaYHumanista in hundreds of thousands of mentions during the first four hours, showing signs of inauthentic behavior and traffic manipulation.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 3, 2021

A DFRLab investigation into Telegram groups found clues about how the Maduro regime rewards users for promoting hashtags on Twitter.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 26, 2021

An anti-Maduro video garnered thousands of views after claiming that Maduro had been ousted from power, betrayed by Maduro’s U.S. diplomat Alex Saab.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

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Tue, Jan 19, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 19, 2021

After hospitals in the Brazilian city Manaus ran out of oxygen to help treat COVID-19 on January 14, Maduro offered to make oxygen available to the neighboring country.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 13, 2021

Maduro security forces to combatted gangs Caracas' slums resulting in a “massacre,” self-described Chavista Twitter accounts politicized and celebrated the killings. The DFRLab found signs of inauthentic behavior among the accounts.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s next for the insurrectionists?

For weeks on far-right networks across the web, extremists discussed their plans for violence. Is it happening again?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections National Security

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: How the Capitol riot was coordinated online

The team at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab has conducted exhaustive research into how the event happened, combing through social media and other networks frequented by the far right. Let’s break down what they found.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

International Norms National Security
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Tue, Jan 5, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: January 5, 2021

A video posted by a Colombian YouTube channel showed unsubstantiated claims on the extradition process of Maduro’s diplomat Alex Saab and amplified false claims about the U.S. presidential elections.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Dec 22, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: December 22, 2020

After the disappearance of 40 migrants at sea, public discontent grew against the ongoing humanitarian and economic crises, as well as the corruption and slow response of President Maduro.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Events

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Online influence in Georgia: A geopolitical crossroads

Online Event An expert conversation on the DFRLab's newest report, "Fighting for the Hearts and Minds of Sakartvelo: The Georgian information environment during the 2020 parliamentary election."

9:30am Cybersecurity Disinformation Elections The Caucasus