We’re the pioneers of mapping and analyzing the complex fabric of social network structures, or what we call “cyber-social terrain.”

About Graphika

Graphika creates large-scale maps of social media landscapes and provides in-depth analysis to help clients and partners understand and navigate complex online networks.

Graphika is a network analysis firm, founded in 2013 by Dr. John Kelly, a pioneer in this field who has been using data science to study social networks for over a decade and has testified before Congress on his research.

Our patented technologies and groundbreaking analytical capabilities serve:

Digital marketing and
Disinformation detection
and analysis

What we do

  • Electoral Integrity & Disinformation Detection
  • Market Research
  • Online Audience Discovery
  • Online Influence Assessment: thought leaders, CEOs, influencers


Graphika is committed to expanding the frontiers of data science applied to social network analysis and informing public discourse on the manipulation of online conversations.

Graphika Labs works with leading academic and scientific institutions across the globe to share peer-reviewed work and research with the public. Our pro-bono program partners with leading NGOs and journalists to uncover coordinated harassment and disinformation campaigns that threaten freedom of expression and human rights online.

A few publications from our science team:

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Co-authored by Dr. John Kelly and Camille François | December 17, 2018

On behalf of the Senate Sub-Committee on Intelligence, Graphika and Oxford’s Internet Institute co-authored this study on the extent of foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election.

Read the full report here

Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

Vladimir Barash | October 1, 2018

Graphika’s Vladimir Barash and George Washington University co-authored one of the largest analyses to date for the Knight Foundation on how fake news spread on Twitter during and after the 2016 election campaign.

Read the full report here

This Is What Filter Bubbles Actually Look Like

Dr. John Kelly and Camille François | August 22, 2018

Graphika’s Camille François and Dr. John Kelly co-authored this study on political polarization online in the Democracy Issue of MIT Technology Review.

Read the full report here

Measuring Coordinated vs. Spontaneous Activity in Online Social Movements

Camille Francois, Vladimir Barash, and Dr. John Kelly | May 9, 2018

Powered by Graphika’s own Coordination Framework™ technology, our science team authored this paper proposing innovations in data science.

Read the full report here

The Yemen War Online: Propagation of Censored Content on Twitter

John Kelly, Helmi Noman, Rob Faris | February 28, 2018

Graphika’s John Kelly, with Helmi Noman and Rob Faris, co-authored this piece for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard analyzes the sharing of information on Twitter among different political groups related to the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

Read the full report here

Complex Contagions and the diffusion of popular Twitter hashtags in Nigeria

Camille Francois, Vladimir Barash, and Dr. John Kelly | December 26, 2015

Vladimir Barash, Graphika’s Science Director, co-authored this piece on complex contagions and the diffusion of popular Twitter hashtags in Nigeria using our Contagion Monitor™ technology.

Read the full report here


A collection of recent press coverage of the efforts within Graphika

Russian Trolls Used ‘Digital Marketing Best Practices’ to Sow Discord, Senate Reports Find

(AdWeek, December 18, 2018)

Graphika received considerable attention in the international news sphere, with over 3,800 mentions by top media outlets in over 40 countries since the SSCI report’s publication, including this piece from AdWeek.

Read the full report here

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

(The New York Times, October 9, 2018)

Dr. John Kelly, Graphika’s founder and CEO contributed analysis and expertise for this New York Times piece revealing the consistent nature of Russian social media manipulation strategy across different social network platforms.

Read the full report here

Here’s Proof that Russian-Backed Accounts Pushed the Nike Boycott

(Wired, September 27, 2018)

Graphika’s Dr. John Kelly contributed expert opinion about ongoing Russian disinformation campaigns that helped to amplify the anti-Nike sentiment during the boycott of the brand following the announcement of Colin Kaepernick as the face of a major Nike advertising campaign.

Read the full report here

Interview: Dr. John Kelly, CEO of Graphika on Andrea Mitchell Reports

(MSNBC, August 2, 2018)

After delivering his testimony on Russian foreign influence on social media to the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Graphika CEO and founder, Dr. John Kelly visited Andrea Mitchell Reports (MSNBC) in Washington, D.C. on August 2nd, 2018.

Read the full report here

U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Foreign Influence on Social Media

(C-SPAN, August 1, 2018)

Graphika Founder and CEO, Dr. John Kelly was invited to provide his expert testimony on foreign interference in the U.S. presidential election before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Watch the broadcast here.

Read the full report here

A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

(Bloomberg, July 19, 2018)

Graphika founder and CEO, Dr. John Kelly contributed analysis and expert perspective for this piece from Bloomberg exploring the global rise of government sponsored interference in elections by means of online manipulation and disinformation.

Read the full report here

How an Ex-YouTube Insider Investigated its Secret Algorithm

(The Guardian, February 2, 2018)

Graphika discovered over 513,000 Twitter accounts tweeted links to one or more YouTube-recommended videos that were boosted by vigorous social media campaigns leading up to the 2016 election, involving thousands of accounts controlled by political operatives, including a large number of bots.

Read the full report here

This former Google exec talked to the social media trolls the Russians paid to influence elections — here’s what she learned

(CNBC, January 19, 2018)

Camille François, Graphika’s Chief Innovation Officer, shared first hand accounts of the stories of real troll farm workers and her own experience co-authoring a landmark report on Russian electoral influence operations for the Senate Select Intelligence Committee.

Read the full report here

The Insanity of NBA All-Star Voting

(ESPN, February 16, 2017)

Graphika sifted through more than 5 million tweets on behalf of ESPN, revealing a number of interesting findings about NBA All-Star voting, including 10 hyperactive bot accounts voting for Kawhi Leonard about 1,000 times per day.

Read the full report here