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As a result of the continued public work, testimony, and publications written by and about our science team, Graphika continues to become the foremost thought leader in network science, while continuing to create unprecedented transparency around complex data for our clients and partners, and supporting human rights through our volunteer work.
Thursday October 15, 2020
Graphika Report: House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories Online
Statement of Record by Melanie Smith, GraphikaRead the full report here
We Bring Clarity to Complex Social Networks, Analyzing How They Form, How They Evolve, How They Are Manipulated.
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Using our unique, patented set of technologies and tools, our Science and Innovation team creates and applies new, rigorous analytical methods to answer difficult questions about online conversations.
Social Network Maps
We use our revolutionary patented technology to map, visualize, and measure social media as a network of actors, so you can discover what you don’t know — helping you achieve, unlock, and activate unknown potential.
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Graphika detects strategic influence campaigns online and at scale by analyzing network anomalies and identifying objects propagating through our network maps with a high degree of social contagion that are likely to quickly reach virality.
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Our deep analysis of network relationships yields highly detailed segmentation and works across every language group, geographic region, vertical market, and business priority based on what people do, not just what they say.
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Graphika is at the forefront of research into advanced computational social science and regularly participates in innovative efforts alongside academic institutions, non-profits and think tanks.
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A lot of our work is motivated by our belief that the Internet should be free and open, and by our desire to protect citizens from censorship and oppression. We work with NGOs like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others who come to us for expertise and help.
In the Media
The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About
(WIRED, June 16, 2020)
Dubbed Secondary Infektion, the campaign came on the radar of researchers last year. Today, the social media analysis firm Graphika is publishing the first comprehensive review of the group's activity, which seems to have begun all the way back in January 2014.Read the Full Story Here
With the coronavirus, usually distinct conspiracy groups turn to a shared interest
(TechCrunch, April 21, 2020)
In new research led by its cyber intelligence analyst Melanie Smith, the social analytics AI company Graphika compared snapshots of the coronavirus conversation on Twitter in January, February and March, creating a bird’s eye view of misinformation about the virus from its earliest online mentions.Read the Full Story Here
Iran-Linked Group Caught Spreading COVID-19 ‘Disinformation’ On Facebook And Instagram
(Forbes, April 15, 2020)
On Instagram, Graphika found IUVM created a western persona, @chriistophercarlos3, which appeared to be a personal account, but posted much the same content as appeared on Facebook and other IUVM-linked sources. That included a cartoon depicting Trump as a virus cell and other disinformation tracked on iuvmarchive.com. The Instagram account is no longer accessible.Read the Full Story Here
Here's the latest info operation to blame the U.S. for coronavirus
(Cyberscoop, April 15, 2020)
The Iranian propaganda group known as the International Union of Virtual Media, or IUVM, is behind a series of headlines and animated cartoons reporting, for instance, that COVID-19 is part of “a biological war led by Trump to strike at China’s economy,” according to a report published Wednesday by Graphika.Read the Full Story Here
Facebook Removes 'Foreign Interference' Operations from Iran and Russia
(BBC, February 14, 2020)
The Russian network used dozens of fake personas to post pro-Kremlin and anti-Western messages on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and news websites. It focused primarily on Ukraine, but some of Russia's neighbouring countries, such as Moldova, the Baltic states and Turkey, were also targeted. A few accounts also focused on Germany and the UK, but "left little trace of online activity", according to Graphika, a social media analytics firm.Read the Full Story Here
Russian Intelligence Agency Outsources to Africa to Boost US Racial Tensions
(TechCrunch (Japan), February 14, 2020)
Camille Francois, Chief Innovation Officer for Graphika, said that Russia-based activities used Ghana-based NGOs as a kind of agent, and at least some of the staff involved were involved in the original work. She points out that they are likely to be unaware of its purpose.Read the Full Story Here
He Combs the Web for Russian Bots. That Makes Him a Target.
(The New York Times, February 9, 2020)
Last year, Mr. Nimmo became the head of investigations for the social-media monitoring company Graphika. “He was there well before this was a trendy thing to do,” said Alex Stamos, who is conducting similar disinformation research work at Stanford University and was previously Facebook’s chief security officer. Both Graphika and the Digital Forensic Research Lab have received funding from Facebook.Read the Full Story Here
Text-Based Deepfakes, Model Hacking Among Top AI Threats
(The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2019)
Deepfake videos—manipulated using AI to look realistic—are certainly a concern, said Camille François, chief innovation officer at social-media analytics firm Graphika Inc., speaking Tuesday at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Executive Forum in New York. But Ms. François said a bigger threat comes from fabricated news articles, websites or other text content created by AI, which she called “read-fakes.Read the Full Story Here
TIME 100 Next 2019: Camille Francois
(TIME, November 13, 2019)
Camille François was one of those brilliant researchers who ultimately helped us uncover a vast assault on our democracy. She and her colleagues at Graphika utilize innovative tools to track and combat online disinformation. Her work for the committee showed how Russia and other adversaries continue to manipulate our social-media feeds and divide us as a nation.Read the Full Story Here
Facebook: Russian trolls are back. And they're here to meddle with 2020
(CNN, October 22, 2019)
Although the accounts posed as Americans from all sides of the political spectrum, many were united in their opposition to the candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Graphika, a social media investigations company that Facebook asked to analyze the accounts.Read the Full Story Here
Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise
(The New York Times, May 12, 2019)
“RT successfully feeds the conspiracy-oriented ecosystem,” said John Kelly, chief executive of Graphika, a network analytics firm. “This effort is having a real impact. It’s bearing fruit.”Read the Full Story Here
Russian Trolls Used ‘Digital Marketing Best Practices’ to Sow Discord, Senate Reports Find
(AdWeek, December 18, 2018)
The Russian troll farm responsible for running disinformation campaigns intended to influence the 2016 presidential election reached more people on Instagram than on Facebook, and Russian-government-linked accounts are still spreading disinformation on both of the platforms at even higher rates than before the 2016 presidential election.Read the Full Story Here
Russian interference in the election was worse than we thought
(Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2018)
Two studies released by the Senate Intelligence Committee provide shocking specifics about the scope and sophistication of the effort by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian business linked to the Kremlin, to spread manipulative content online.Read the Full Story Here
Here’s Proof that Russian-Backed Accounts Pushed the Nike Boycott
(Wired, September 27, 2018)
Graphika’s John Kelly, Ph.D 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 Story Here
Interview: John Kelly, Ph.D, 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, John Kelly, Ph.D visited Andrea Mitchell Reports (MSNBC) in Washington, D.C. on August 2nd, 2018.Watch the Full Interview Here
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