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The DFRLab held its fifth annual 360/Open Summit on June 6 through June 7, 2022. Hosted live in Brussels and streamed online, our team of investigative researchers from six continents gathered alongside policymakers and journalists, activists and advocates, industry representatives and civil society leaders from around the world for two days of cutting-edge programming on democracy and human rights in the digital era.

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360/OS

Jun 7, 2022

Ukraine at 360/OS: How Russian disinformation is fueling the war

By Layla Mashkoor, Iain Robertson

The Digital Forensic Research Lab's 360/Open Summit dug into the online ramifications of Russia's war in Ukraine, and what democracies should do now.

Disinformation Europe & Eurasia

360/OS

Jun 7, 2022

Digital Sherlocks assemble! Here’s what happened at our first in-person gathering ever.

By Layla Mashkoor, Iain Robertson

As a part of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) fifth annual 360/Open Summit, held on June 6 and 7 in Brussels, the DFRLab assembled a cohort of Digital Sherlocks. In total, around eighty Digital Sherlocks from more than forty countries attended. Combatting disinformation and building a resilient information ecosystem can’t be done […]

Disinformation

360/OS

Jun 7, 2022

Moderating non-English content: Transparency and local contexts are critical

By Layla Mashkoor

The decisions made by content moderators and algorithms have significant impacts, not only in online information spaces but also offline.

Disinformation Internet

360/OS

Jun 6, 2022

360/OS Contested Realities | Connected Futures day 1 round-up

By Iain Robertson, Layla Mashkoor, and Nishtha Gupta

Catch up on all the highlights from the first day of the Digital Forensic Research Lab's summit in Brussels.

Disinformation Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Jun 6, 2022

Spyware like Pegasus is a warning: Digital authoritarianism can happen in democracies, too

By Nick Fouriezos

Journalists and citizens targeted by spyware warn the audience at the Digital Forensic Research Lab's 360/Open Summit about the proliferation of state-sponsored digital surveillance.

Africa Cybersecurity

Transcript

Jun 6, 2022

What happens when toxic online behavior enters the metaverse?

By Atlantic Council

As technology and reality intersect, policymakers are going to need to prepare for a world integrated with virtual and augmented reality.

Civil Society Internet

Transcript

Jun 6, 2022

Web3 is set to transform the internet. Can it bring global social and economic change?

By Atlantic Council

The decentralized digital world is on the rise; here's what that means for political, economic, and social rights worldwide.

Civil Society Internet
Belarusian soldiers from the Unit 103rd Vitebsk Guard Aircraft Brigade conduct joint combat exercises with police units in the Gomel region of Belarus, Feb 16, 2022. (Source: Eyepress via Reuters Connect)

New Atlanticist

Jun 3, 2022

Russian War Report: Signs of renewed Belarusian troop movements towards Ukrainian border

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Belarusian troops seem to be on the move again toward their border with Ukraine while the Kremlin spreads claims of killed NATO officers and blames the West for global food shortages.

Belarus Disinformation
A camouflaged Russian tank outside the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, March 16, 2022. (Source: Reuters/Energoatom)

New Atlanticist

May 27, 2022

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels claim Ukraine is building a “dirty bomb”

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels misrepresented comments by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to claim Ukraine was producing a “dirty bomb.”

Disinformation NATO
Banner image: Incendiary weapons explode above the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. (Source: @faceofwar/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian forces use incendiary munitions in Mariupol

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

New photo and video evidence suggests that the Russian military continues to use incendiary and cluster munitions against Ukrainian forces.

Disinformation Eastern Europe