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Foreign disinformation and malicious online behavior present a critical threat in the war on trust. Graphika is the best in the world at detecting and analyzing online harms. We’ve presented our findings to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and House of Representatives.

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Graphika is committed to technology research & development. Through Graphika Labs, we continually advance our social network analysis, machine learning, and AI capabilities to better serve clients and research partners.

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Identification of Security Threats Such as Doxxing, Scams, and Frauds

Malicious online behavior has the potential to threaten democratic processes and personal security. Graphika’s solutions keep your organization a step ahead of threats.

Mis- and Disinformation Detection, Analysis & Monitoring

Government agencies & non-profit organizations now face unprecedented online threats. Graphika has been on the front lines of the war on trust for years, providing actionable intelligence and data to enable our clients to understand these critical challenges, make rapid strategic decisions, and predict future events.

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Rapid, strategic response during a communications crisis is essential. We arm clients to make rapid strategic decisions about how to best address their audience during a crisis to counteract adversarial narratives, and address mis- and disinformation and conspiratorial conversations.

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EU Struggles to Counter Russian Election Disinformation

(Reuters, Tuesday June 4, 2024)

"Influence operations by Russia, China and other actors, including domestic groups, have the potential to disrupt online conversations around the EU election," said Jack Stubbs, chief intelligence officer at social network analysis firm Graphika.

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Why China Is So Bad at Disinformation

(WIRED, Monday April 29, 2024)

"Spamouflage Is like throwing spaghetti at the wall, and they are throwing a lot of spaghetti," says Jack Stubbs, chief information officer at Graphika, a social media analysis company that was among the first to identify the Spamouflage campaign. "The volume and scale of this thing is huge. They're putting out multiple videos and cartoons every day, amplified across different platforms at a global scale..."

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AI Is Destabilizing ‘the Concept of Truth Itself’ in 2024 Election

(The Washington Post, Monday January 22, 2024)

AI “destabilizes the concept of truth itself,” added Libby Lange, an analyst at the misinformation trackingorganization Graphika. “If everything could be fake, and if everyone’s claiming everything is fake or manipulated insome way, there’s really no sense of ground truth. Politically motivated actors, especially, can take whateverinterpretation they choose.”

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Will China Try to Meddle in the U.S. Election? Taiwan Offers Some Clues.

(NBC News, Saturday January 13, 2024)

In December, the social media analytics firm Graphika published a report that found campaigns of fake social media accounts pushing anti-democracy messaging about Taiwan’s elections had started at least as early as May 2022. 

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China’s Meddling in Taiwan Election Presages Year of Misinformation Threats

(The Washington Post, Saturday January 13, 2024)

Just last year, such attempts were far less sophisticated. But the technology has gotten much better in a short time, notably in the ability to create AI-generated images or clone voices, said analyst Libby Lange of the misinformation tracking company Graphika.“It’s just such a leap forward in scary ways from where we were before,” Lange said. “If everything could be fake … there’s really no sense of ground truth.”

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Spamouflage Dragon Infiltrates Internet With Clumsy Pro-China, Anti-West Messages

(Bloomberg, Friday December 15, 2023)

Tweets about an endemic cultural divide in the US and support for Black Lives Matter were shared by two Chinese embassy officials. But Taggart didn’t write the tweets and hasn’t been on the social media platform, now called X, in five years. Rather, his identity had been hijacked by a massive pro-China propaganda network, according to the social media analysis firm Graphika.

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Fake Social Media Accounts Are Targeting Taiwan's Presidential Election

(NPR, Friday December 15, 2023)

An influence operation spanning Facebook, TikTok and YouTube has been targeting Taiwan's upcoming presidential election, according to a new report from research firm Graphika.

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Clandestine Online Operations Now Require Sign-off by Senior Officials

(The Washington Post, Tuesday December 5, 2023)

The new policy follows a review and pause initiated last year by the undersecretary of defense for policy, Colin Kahl, who stepped down in July. His review, first reported by The Washington Post, was prompted by an outcry following the publication of an August 2022 report by internet researchers Graphika and Stanford Internet Observatory

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China’s Project 912 Used Social Media to Target Dissidents

(Bloomberg, Tuesday April 25, 2023)

“This activity closely resembles influence operations we see conducted by pro-Chinese actors across a range of online platforms," said Jack Stubbs, vice president of intelligence at the social media analysis firm Graphika Inc. "Those operations are often spammy and low quality, but can flood the information space with content that promotes the CCP and attempts to silence its critics."

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Russian Information Warfare Used To Be Sophisticated. Meta Says It Now Looks Like Basic Spam.

(Forbes, Thursday February 23, 2023)

A report from online disinformation tracker Graphika backed up Meta’s findings, saying Russia’s own restrictions on its citizens' use of Facebook and Instagram would also have had an effect. Graphika found that by late August, posting volumes were down 43% and engagement levels had fallen 80% compared to the same day a year earlier. Since then, there’s been little rise or fall in activity.

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China’s Calculation on Supplying Russia with Weapons

(Politico, Thursday February 23, 2023)

By last August, there was an 80 percent decline in engagement from Russian media sites on Meta platforms after the company geoblocked access to Russian outlets in certain countries, according to a report from social media analytics company Graphika

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Suspected Russian Plot Used Political Cartoons to Influence US Voters

(Bloomberg, Thursday November 3, 2022)

Suspected Russian Plot Used Political Cartoons to Influence US Voters Social media activity detected by Graphika Inc. tied the effort to people involved with Russia’s IRA.

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The Most Dominant Toxic Election Narratives Online

(The New York Times, Friday September 23, 2022)

“A sense of grievance is already in place,” said Kyle Weiss, a senior analyst at Graphika, a research firm that studies misinformation and fake social media accounts. The 2020 election “primed the public on a set of core narratives, which are reconstituting and evolving in 2022.”

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Pentagon Opens Sweeping Review of Clandestine Psychological Operations

(The Washington Post, Monday September 19, 2022)

The takedowns in recent years by Twitter and Facebook of more than 150 bogus personas and media sites created in the United States was disclosed last month by internet researchers Graphika and the Stanford Internet Observatory. 

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How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step

(The New York Times, Sunday September 18, 2022)

Vladimir Barash, Graphika’s chief scientist, said the pattern of interference was “strategically similar” to troll activity targeting the vast anti-Putin protests of 2011 and 2012, with sock-puppet accounts “similarly trying to hijack the conversation, sometimes succeeding.”

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Election Disinformation Fears Loom Over Hacker Confab

(Politico, Monday August 15, 2022)

Jennifer Mathieu, chief technology officer at Graphika, told attendees at DEF CON’s Misinformation Village on Friday that her group was tracking several “wedge issues” being used to influence voters. These include abortion and LGBTQ+ issues, concerns around the economy, COVID-19 narratives and the Jan. 6 hearings. 

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VKontakte Was Created to Empower Free Speech, but It Has Instead Enabled Government Censorship and Arrests.

(Wired, Wednesday June 1, 2022)

“The leading faction in the Kremlin realized that social media was a major information channel, and then they began to try to clamp down on it,” says Vladimir Barash, chief scientist at social network analysis company Graphika.

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How Candidates Utilized Social Media for the 2022 Elections

(Rappler, Saturday May 7, 2022)

Former Phillipines senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo are going head-to-head for the presidency. Graphika provided data and visualizations that indicated that the pro-Robredo cluster (21.4%) is bigger than the pro-Marcos (7.62%) and pro-Duterte (9.16%) clusters combined.

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How a Fake Network Pushes Pro-China Propaganda

(BBC News, Thursday August 5, 2021)

Commenting on the new study Ira Hubert, a senior investigative analyst at Graphika, said: "The report shows that on US platforms, there was no 'honeymoon' in the first months of the Biden administration.

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What Is the Great Reset - and How Did It Get Hijacked by Conspiracy Theories?

(BBC, Wednesday June 23, 2021)

Melanie Smith, head of analysis at Graphika, who researches online movements and disinformation, says the rumours are typical of an "anti-establishment conspiracy theory".

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Russian Accounts Still Active on Pro-Trump Sites -Researchers

(Reuters, Monday June 7, 2021)

A group believed to be Russian has remained active on internet services favored by far-right Americans, showing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics continue after the election, according to reports from social media research firm Graphika and nonprofit Advance Democracy Inc.

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Rising Star | Camille Francois Battles Disinformation to Protect Elections, Consumers

(SC Magazine, Monday May 3, 2021)

Camille Francois isn’t a rising star in the traditional sense. She didn’t break onto the scene in 2020. Graphika, where she is the chief innovation officer, was well-known in online disinformation circles before the Senate Intelligence Committee tapped the firm for research in 2018 to investigate Russian election meddling. And Graphika wasn’t her first high-profile role. Francois had already been principal researcher at Jigsaw, Google’s public interest technology division.

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What Went Right in the 2020 Election

(The New York Times, Monday March 8, 2021)

Some foreign governments, including Russia and Iran, tried to disrupt our elections again, but it mostly didn’t work. The same U.S. institutions and digital defenses that failed four years earlier largely held strong this time. “The progress that was made between 2016 and 2020 was remarkable,” said Camille François, chief innovation officer at Graphika, a firm that analyzes manipulation of social networks.

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Unwelcome On Facebook, Twitter, QAnon Followers Flock To Fringe Sites

(NPR, Sunday January 31, 2021)

Graphika found that among a dense network of 14,000 QAnon-promoting Twitter accounts it has been tracking, 60% are now inactive. That splintering makes it harder for harmful, even violent ideas to gain traction — and less likely that unsuspecting Twitter users will stumble across them.

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QAnon and Pro-Trump Online Forums Are Struggling and Fracturing in Aftermath of the U.S. Capitol Siege

(The Washington Post, Friday January 29, 2021)

A report evaluating Twitter’s Jan. 11 enforcement action against QAnon accounts, released by network analysis firm Graphika on Friday, underscores the power mainstream social media sites have to squelch hateful, violent and conspiratorial conversation when they choose to. Graphika found that more than 60 percent of a densely clustered network of nearly 14,000 QAnon accounts are now inactive.

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House Intelligence Committee to Hold Virtual Open Hearing on Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories Online

(U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Tuesday October 13, 2020)

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) convened a virtual unclassified hearing entitled, “Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and ‘Infodemics’: Stopping the Spread Online.” Melanie Smith, Graphika's Head of Analysis, provided expert testimony.

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Facebook Takedown Exposed Wider Russian Ops Network, Study Says

(BNN Bloomberg, Friday September 25, 2020)

Graphika found that many of the same accounts shut down by Facebook lived elsewhere online and that, within those platforms, the same assets cross-posted one another. “For example, Facebook and Twitter accounts from the cluster of assets that focused on the Middle East shared links to Medium articles that were posted by the operation,” Graphika said in its report. 

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Facebook Removes Russian Networks Tied to Intelligence Services that Interfered in the U.S. in 2016

(The Washington Post, Thursday September 24, 2020)

Graphika, another outside research group that studied one of the Russian networks, said one of the campaigns aimed at Americans focused on courting Black voters and criticizing Democratic nominee Joe Biden — in efforts that included Facebook and other online services including Twitter, Medium, Tumblr and WordPress.

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Facebook Takes Down Accounts It Says Were Run from China and Posting About 2020 Election

(CNN, Thursday September 24, 2020)

Graphika, a social media analytics company commissioned by Facebook to study the network of accounts, wrote in its report Tuesday, "In 2019-2020, the operation began running accounts that posed as Americans and posted a small amount of content about the US presidential election. Different assets supported President Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden; one short-lived group supported former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg..."

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China Failed Miserably at Election Interference on Facebook, Again

(VICE, Wednesday September 23, 2020)

“It is possible that the intention was to further polarize America’s political landscape by affirming each side’s view of the other, but in that case, it is strange that the operation paid no attention to more progressive groups and candidates, such as senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren,” Graphika, a social media monitoring group, said in a report analyzing the campaign.

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Facebook Removes Chinese Accounts Posting About Foreign Policy, 2020 Election

(NPR, Tuesday September 22, 2020)

An investigation by the research firm Graphika, commissioned by Facebook, said the recurrent "theme" of the network was maritime security, "especially the achievements of the Chinese Navy." The topic was so dominant, Graphika named the operation "Naval Gazing. Graphika found the network began running accounts posing as Americans and posting about the election in April 2019.

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Chinese Network of Fake Accounts Targets Trump with English-Language Videos

(The Washington Post, Wednesday August 12, 2020)

The researchers, from the network analysis firm Graphika, said it was the first direct reference to Biden from the Chinese network. They also found persistent sloppiness in the videos overall, such as odd translations and a poor grasp of spoken English. An apparently automated voice, for example, said “us” for “U.S.” 

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Facebook Removes Disinformation Networks Tied to Roger Stone and Jair Bolsonaro

(NBC News, Wednesday July 8, 2020)

It appears to have largely been built to boost online perception of Stone himself, according to a report by the social media analytics firm Graphika.“Much of the network’s content focused on Roger Stone, praising his political acumen, defending him against criminal charges, and demanding that he be pardoned after he was found guilty of those charges in November 2019,” Graphika found.

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2,500 Posts, 300 Platforms, 6 Years: A Huge But Mysterious Pro-Russia Disinformation Campaign Is Exposed

(Forbes, Tuesday June 16, 2020)

Some disinformation groups go for low volume, high impact. Others go for the opposite. The latter is the case with Russian-linked operators who, in late 2019, infamously leaked documents on trade discussions between the U.S. and the UK, according to a new report from researchers at Graphika. 

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Facebook Says It Dismantles Russian Intelligence Operation Targeting Ukraine

(Reuters, Tuesday June 16, 2020)

Some disinformation groups go for low volume, high impact. Others go for the opposite. The latter is the case with Russian-linked operators who, in late 2019, infamously leaked documents on trade discussions between the U.S. and the UK, according to a new report from researchers at Graphika. 

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Russia’s Secondary Infektion Trolls Hit West With Thousands of Fake Leaks and Fake News Stories

(Daily Beast, Tuesday June 16, 2020)

Since 2014, a different and more shadowy disinformation crew linked to the Russian government has been spreading forgeries and disinformation across social media. In report released Tuesday, the social media tracking firm Graphika has uncovered the online trail of Secondary Infektion stretching across half a dozen years, two continents, and thousands of fake articles. 

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The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About

(WIRED, Tuesday 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. 

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Russian Disinformation Operation Relied on Forgeries, Fake Posts on 300 Platforms, New Report Says

(The Washington Post, Tuesday June 16, 2020)

Russian operatives used online forgeries, fake blog posts and more than 300 social media platforms to undermine opponents and spin disinformation about perceived enemies throughout the world, including in the United States, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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Russian Intelligence Agency Outsources to Africa to Boost US Racial Tensions

(TechCrunch (Japan), Friday 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.

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Facebook Removes 'Foreign Interference' Operations from Iran and Russia

(BBC, Friday 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.

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The Latest in Facebook's Dragnet: Propaganda from Russian Military Intelligence

(Cyberscoop, Wednesday February 12, 2020)

The GRU was behind much of the effort, according to Graphika’s analysis. The intelligence agency authored long articles on blogging platforms which often criticized lawmakers who argued for stronger relationships with the West. Then, after cloaking the identity of the author, they would post the article on Facebook and try to create divisive material.

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Questions Raised Over Source of Labour’s ‘NHS for Sale’ Dossier

(Financial Times, Monday December 2, 2019)

Graphika, a company that has analysed the document leak alongside the Washington-based Atlantic Council think-tank, published a report on Monday, seen by the Financial Times, suggesting the incident could point to potential foreign interference in the upcoming UK election. 

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The Technology 202: Disinformation Campaigns Targeting Veterans Are in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill Today

(The Washington Post, Wednesday November 13, 2019)

“These operations are surgically precise, targeting influential people and organizations in the veteran community,” Vlad Barash, science director at the research firm Graphika, will tell members of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee at a hearing about online scams impacting veterans, according to prepared testimony. 

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Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020

(The New York Times, Sunday November 10, 2019)

Graphika, a company that specializes in analyzing social media, agreed with the conclusion that much of the activity around the Kentucky vote was domestic and not likely to have been pushed by any foreign power. Graphika said the tweets about electoral fraud appeared to land in what it calls a “Trump core” — a large number of highly interconnected social media accounts, many run by real people, that are typically reactive and loud and can keep a conversation going for days at a time.

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A Veteran, a Scientist and Representatives from Facebook and Twitter Are All Set to Testify.

(Nextgov, Wednesday November 6, 2019)

The witnesses for the Nov. 13 hearing—entitled “Hijacking our Heroes: Exploiting Veterans through Disinformation on Social Media"—will include Facebook’s Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, Twitter’s Public Policy Manager Kevin Kane, Graphika’s Science Director Vladimir Barash and Vietnam Veterans of America’s Chief Investigator and Associate Director of Policy and Government Affairs Kristofer Goldsmith.

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Russian Operatives Sacrifice Followers to Stay Under Cover on Facebook

(Reuters, Thursday October 24, 2019)

Those efforts included sharing memes and screenshots of other users' social media posts instead of producing original content in English, likely to avoid making language errors typical of non-native speakers, according to a report here by social media analytics firm Graphika. This technique “gave each asset less of a discernible personality and therefore may have reduced the (campaign’s) ability to build audiences,” Graphika said.

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Facebook: Russian Trolls Are Back. And They're Here to Meddle with 2020

(CNN, Tuesday 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.

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Facebook Takedowns Show New Russian Activity Targeted Biden, Praised Trump

(The Washington Post, Monday October 21, 2019)

The network appeared still to be in an audience-building phase when it was removed by Facebook: 246,000 accounts followed one or more of the inauthentic Russian accounts, which had collectively made just fewer than 75,000 posts, according to a report from Graphika, a social media analysis firm that examined the operation for Facebook. Only one account, which addressed environmental themes, had more than 20,000 followers.

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Facebook Discloses Operations by Russia and Iran to Meddle in 2020 Election

(The Guardian, Monday October 21, 2019)

The accounts adopted various political identities, such as pro-Donald Trump, anti-police violence, pro-Bernie Sanders, LGBTQ, feminist, pro-police and pro-Confederate, according to Graphika’s analysis. Most posts were not explicitly related to electoral politics, Graphika said, but were focused on general political commentary for “persona development and branding”

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Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent

(The New York Times, Monday October 21, 2019)

One of the campaigns focused more on the 2020 election. In that campaign, 50 accounts linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency — a Kremlin-backed professional troll farm — targeted candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, according to an analysis from Graphika, a social media research firm. Roughly half of those accounts claimed to be based in swing states. 

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The Troll Hunter Who Could Stop Russia from Hacking the 2020 Presidential Election

(Marie Claire, Monday October 7, 2019)

Camille François’s colleagues like to say she’s the most optimistic person looking at the darkest corners of the Internet. François is chief innovation officer at Graphika, a New York–based company that uses artificial intelligence and other technologies to map out social-media interactions.

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Troll Watch: Impeachment Inquiry Unleashes U.S.-Driven Disinformation

(NPR Politics, Saturday October 5, 2019)

"That is real power. It's not about fake news. It's about gaining power in the 21st century, whether it's doing this internally so that your team wins an election or during this on the world stage so that your enemies' alliances come apart at the seams without you having to fire a shot." That's John Kelly, founder and CEO of Graphika, a top social media analysis firm.

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Experts: Russian Influence Efforts Constitute "Informational Warfare," Span Beyond Election

(CBS News, Saturday October 5, 2019)

Panelists from organizations like RAND, Graphika and the Alliance for Securing Democracy urged lawmakers that Russia's attacks on the democratic process are far greater than a single election, pointing to disinformation campaigns that seek to weaken western institutions as well as target world industries.

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Exclusive: Bumbling Social Media Scheme Hit Hong Kong Protestors

(AXIOS, Thursday September 26, 2019)

Researchers at Graphika uncovered an amateurish social media campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests that spanned across hundreds of accounts on several mainstream Western platforms.

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At Least 70 Countries Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds

(The New York Times, Thursday September 26, 2019)

Ben Nimmo, director of investigations at Graphika, a company that specializes in analyzing social media, said the growing use of internet disinformation is concerning for the 2020 United States election. A mix of domestic and foreign groups, operating autonomously or with loose ties to a government, are building from the methods used by Russia in the last presidential election, making it difficult for the platforms to police, he said.

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Graphika's Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing on Online Imposters and Disinformation

(U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Thursday September 26, 2019)

Camille Francois, Chief Innovation Officer provided Graphika's testimony ​​​​​​to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing on Online Imposters and Disinformation.

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It’s Not Just the Russians Anymore as Iranians and Others Turn up Disinformation Efforts Ahead of 2020 Vote

(The Washington Post, Thursday July 25, 2019)

“The Iranian operations were a wake-up call to remind us that the Russians were not the only ones doing information operations,” said Camille François, chief innovation officer for Graphika, a network analysis firm based in New York that studies online disinformation.

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Fake Account Network Massively Pro-Duterte – Report

(Rappler, Monday April 29, 2019)

While Facebook conducts its own investigations, they also rely on outside help from the intelligence community, journalists and other technical experts. In the Gabunada case, US-based Graphika was tasked with an independent analysis of the takedown to provide more details and share insights.

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How Russian Trolls Weaponized Social Media

(MSNBC, Sunday April 14, 2019)

A Russian troll farm in St Petersburg latched onto wedge issues in America—race, immigration, gun control—and spread disinformation around them online to sow discord in America. The goal was to get Americans off their computers and onto the streets.

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U.S. Disrupted Russian Trolls on Day of November Election

(The Moscow Times, Wednesday February 27, 2019)

A report, by an Oxford University team working with analytical firm Graphika, said Russian trolls urged African-Americans to boycott the 2016 election or to follow wrong voting procedures, while also encouraging right-wing voters to be more confrontational.

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It's Past Time for a National Data Privacy Law

(Forbes, Friday January 18, 2019)

According to Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and Graphika, which prepared a new report, “this strategy is not an invention for politics and foreign intrigue, it is consistent with techniques used in digital marketing.”

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There’s a Way to Know if Russia Threw the Election to Trump

(The Washington Post, Friday January 18, 2019)

John Kelly of the data-analysis firm Graphika insists that the Russians were sophisticated enough to tailor their messages to key groups — such as African Americans, who were bombarded with social media posts designed to demotivate them from voting.

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How the Russians Attacked America's Democracy

(USA Today, Wednesday December 19, 2018)

A Russian company with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin used the biggest names in American technology to spread disinformation, poison the electorate and enrage voters.

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New Senate Reports Are an Indictment of the White House's Inaction ...

(Slate, Tuesday December 18, 2018)

The Senate Intelligence Committee has just released two new reports on Russian disinformation, revealing in unusually rich detail the scope of Russia’s interference not only in the 2016 U.S. presidential election but also in our day-to-day democratic dialogue since.

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Russian Disinformation Campaign Included 'Pro-Jill Stein Sentiments'

(The Hill, Tuesday December 18, 2018)

Russia's online disinformation campaign included messaging that supported 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, according to a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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

(AdWeek, Tuesday 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.

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How Russia Hacked US Politics With Instagram Marketing

(Foreign Policy, Monday December 17, 2018)

In June 2017, some eight months after the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Kremlin operatives running a digital interference campaign in American politics scored a viral success with a post on Instagram.

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Massive Scale of Russian Election Trolling Revealed in Draft Senate Report

(ARS Technica, Monday December 17, 2018)

A report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) concludes that the activities of Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) leading up to and following the 2016 US presidential election were crafted to specifically help the Republican Party and Donald Trump.

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Russian Interference in the Election Was Worse than We Thought

(Los Angeles Times, Monday 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.

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Voter Suppression and Racial Targeting: In Facebook’s and Twitter’s Words

(The New York Times, Monday December 17, 2018)

A report submitted to a Senate committee about Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election says that social media companies made misleading or evasive claims about whether the efforts tried to discourage voting or targeted African-Americans on their platforms.

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Senate-Commissioned Reports Show Scale of Russian Misinformation Campaign

(Axios, Monday December 17, 2018)

Two outside research groups used data obtained from Silicon Valley giants by the Senate Intelligence Committee to paint a sweeping picture of Russia’s online disinformation efforts both before and after the 2016 presidential election in reports released Monday.

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How Russia Exploited Racial Tensions in America During the 2016 Elections

(Vox, Monday December 17, 2018)

More than two years after the 2016 elections, media outlets and academics are still discovering the extent of Russian disinformation campaigns aimed at American voters.

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We Made It Easy for the Russians

(Esquire, Monday December 17, 2018)

A new report states very plainly that the Russian government designed this sweeping program specifically to help the Trump campaign, and that it was based on a thoroughgoing analysis of how easily Americans can be duped when it comes to electing a president.

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Here's How Russian Trolls Turned Social Media Into a Weapon

(Gizmodo, Monday December 17, 2018)

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee were made public, providing the most in-depth look at online Russian interference in the 2016 election to date.

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Yes, Russian Trolls Helped Elect Trump

(The New York Times, Monday December 17, 2018)

Russian propaganda had about 187 million engagements on Instagram, reaching at least 20 million users, and 76.5 million engagements on Facebook, reaching 126 million people. Approximately 1.4 million people engaged with tweets associated with the Internet Research Agency.

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

(The New York Times, Tuesday October 9, 2018)

John Kelly, Ph.D, 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.

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A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

(Bloomberg, Thursday July 19, 2018)

Graphika founder and CEO, John Kelly, Ph.D 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.

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This Former Google Exec Talked to the Social Media Trolls the Russians Paid to Influence Elections — Here’s What She Learned

(CNBC, Friday 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.

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Gain access to the most connected & influential communities that engage & shape topics that matter to you.

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  • Narrative Intelligence Feeds
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Our comprehensive toolset seamlessly integrates with your organization’s existing workflows.

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  • Narrative Analytics API
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