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The DFRLab held the fourth annual 360/Open Summit on June 22 through June 25. We brought together our team of experts across six continents with policy makers, journalists, civil society, and industry for four days of cutting-edge programming focused on human rights and democracy in a hyperconnected, online world. 

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Jun 24, 2021

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law on how virtual communities empower citizen movements

By Atlantic Council

The internet has created a virtual community of democracy activists that supports movements and broadcasts voices around the world. Nathan Law describes why he thinks it shapes citizen movements in Hong Kong.

China Civil Society


Jun 24, 2021

Ashish Jha: Doctors must train for the new battlefield of information—social media

By Atlantic Council

This fireside chat between Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, and Renee DiResta, research manager of the Stanford Internet Observatory, explored the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 “infodemic” and how the misinformation research community can work with health professionals to restore and protect public trust.

Civil Society Coronavirus

New Atlanticist

Jun 24, 2021

Fighting online extremism in ‘the Klan den of the twenty-first century’

By Nick Fouriezos

How can civil society groups, law enforcement, and policymakers assess and combat the threat of online extremism? Experts at the Digital Forensic Research Lab's 360/Open Summit dive in.

Disinformation Extremism

New Atlanticist

Jun 22, 2021

Former Wikipedia chief on fighting censorship and potentially paying contributors to address diversity gaps

By Nick Fouriezos

Katherine Maher appeared at the 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, to discuss how tech can earn the public's trust.

Civil Society Disinformation


Jun 22, 2021

Katherine Maher on how big tech can be as trusted as Wikipedia

By Atlantic Council

The former Wikimedia CEO joined 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab. Here's a transcript of the discussion.

Civil Society Disinformation

Event Recaps

May 26, 2021

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

By Hezha Barzani

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.

Defense Policy Democratic Transitions

Issue Brief

May 10, 2021

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

By Daniel Dobrowolski, David V. Gioe, and Trey Herr

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.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Fast Thinking

May 5, 2021

FAST THINKING: Trump’s post-Facebook future

By Atlantic Council

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?

Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Fast Thinking

Mar 26, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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.

Digital Policy Disinformation
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Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

By Atlantic Council's DFRLab

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

Disinformation Venezuela