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

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Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Resident Fellow, China, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff

Description This position will play a key role in the expansion of the DFRLab’s policy work and research on China. You will be responsible for leading DFRLab research on Chinese information operations (IO), the Chinese information space, and the Chinese government’s impact on global democracy and human rights as it relates to its use, governance, […]

China Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Resident Fellow, Digital Policy, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff

The DFRLab is at the forefront of open source research with a focus on governance, security, technology, media, and where each intersect. Join our fast-paced and truly global team as we work to further the DFRLab’s mission

Digital Forensic Research Lab Digital Policy Disinformation

Introducing the Young Global Professionals Program

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Young Global Professionals Program – Spring 2021 (Paid)

Internship

The Young Global Professionals (YGP) Program, the Atlantic Council’s paid internship program, is designed to provide exceptional young people with in-depth exposure to international affairs and an opportunity to play an active role in shaping real-world solutions to global challenges. The Atlantic Council is non-partisan and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. International applicants are encouraged to apply.

Experts

Content

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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: December 1, 2020

The DFRLab analyzed some 4,000 accounts that amplified a happy birthday hashtag for Maduro and found that many of the accounts were created that day and showed the same naming and behavior patterns.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 24, 2020

On Twitter, pro-Trump and Venezuelan pro- Maduro accounts used U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyers' attempts to prove supposed Venezuelan interference in the November 3 U.S. presidential election.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Nov 18, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 18, 2020

President Trump’s false claims that the election was “rigged” have been bolstered by his lawyers who misleadingly suggested that Venezuelan chavistas were behind the “fraud.”

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Belarusian activist Telegram channels are losing their audience

Belarusian Telegram users are increasingly seeking independent news sources and engaging with the regime’s official channels.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

FAST THINKING: Trump fires top DHS cybersecurity official over election protection

Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the integrity of the US election process Tuesday night, firing a top Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity official who spent the last weeks debunking many of the president’s false claims about election fraud.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation
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Wed, Nov 11, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 11, 2020

After President Trump suggested, without evidence, voting fraud had occurred, Spanish-language Twitter amplified his narratives.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Hopewell Chin'ono

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Investigative Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono sat down with the DFRLab to discuss media freedom in Zimbabwe.

Interview

Africa Corruption
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Wed, Nov 4, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 4, 2020

Accounts with a self-identified location of Venezuela used keywords “Trump” and “Biden” to support the U.S. presidential candidates, causing them to make Twitter’s trending topics in Venezuela on November 3.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Former President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves discusses internet policy and safety with the DFRLab.

Interview

Disinformation Eastern Europe
Maria Ressa

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Rappler CEO, Maria Ressa

DFRLab's Director and Managing Editor, Graham Brookie catches up with Maria Ressa, CEO, co-founder and, journalist for Rappler to discuss global disinformation, her ongoing legal battle in the Philippines, and the new documentary about her, "A Thousand Cuts."

Blog Post

Disinformation East Asia
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