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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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 22, 2020

Investigators from the United Nations (UN) published a report on September 16, 2020, with evidence of “unlawful executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture” in Venezuela that have taken place since 2014.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 US elections, the disinformation threat is more domestic than foreign

Three top journalists and editors working at the intersection of national security, technology, and elections discussed the challenges they’re facing on a daily basis with the conspiracy theories, misinformation, and lies percolating online ahead of the US elections.

Elections 2020 by Larry Luxner

Civil Society Disinformation

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Disinformation

Whether the mis- or disinformation is foreign or domestic in origin, an information environment rife with confusing, polarizing, and often false narratives can only serve to further divide an already tense nation.

Elections 2020 by DFRLab

China Disinformation
Belarus Rally

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels amplify each other to smear protesters

Several Telegram channels supporting Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka are actively amplifying each other’s content in an attempt to discredit anti-Lukashenka protesters while mobilizing supporters to attend pro-government rallies.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
Maria Kolesnikova

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Belarus state media botch reporting on a botched abduction

After a foiled abduction of three Belarusian opposition members, Belarus state-owned media outlets stuck to the official version of events, despite mounting evidence of inconsistencies in the story.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 15, 2020

After the Kremlin announced that Sputnik V – the Russian-funded vaccine for COVID‑19 – would be disseminated in Latin America during phase three trials, accounts aligned with the Maduro regime were the most engaged-with on Twitter promoting “Sputnik V.”

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Pro-Lukashenka Gathering

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Incorrect footage exaggerates size of pro-Lukashenka protest in Vilnius

While reporting on a pro-Lukashenka gathering in Lithuania, Belarusian state media broadcast footage from a rally in Belarus instead.

Article by Lukas Andriukaitis

Belarus Disinformation
Маргарита Симоньян

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Kremlin commentators smear Belarus opposition leaders

An online ecosystem of pro-Kremlin sources, including RT and Sputnik, amplified unsubstantiated rumors to undermine Belarusian opposition leaders and demonstrators.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
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Tue, Sep 8, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 08, 2020

Accounts aligned with the Maduro regime pushed #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido (More Capriles, less Guaidó) to trend as a means of influencing the Twitter conversation after Henrique Capriles and Juan Guaidó traded accusations around the upcoming parliamentary elections. #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido trended on September 3 and September 4, however, most of the mentions (tweets, retweets, and replies) have seemingly since been deleted or removed.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Belarus State Media Interference

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

State media English-language coverage of Belarus propagates claims of Western interference

Pro-Kremlin outlets unsuccessfully push narrative that ongoing protests are yet another “color revolution” supported by the West.

Article by Jacqueline Malaret

Belarus Disinformation