Internet & Technology

Protect your subscribers and platform users from evolving online threats like mis- and disinformation by bad actors before harm occurs.

Book a Demo

Solution Types

Graphika delivers world-class actionable intelligence & data insights to protect and empower internet & technology platforms and organizations. 

Trust & Safety

Social media platforms bear the burden of ensuring trust and safety of massive user bases, engaging with a near endless sea of content. Through our machine learning and AI capabilities, as well as world-class in-house analysts, Graphika has supported major Silicon Valley platforms since our beginning. We alert clients of policy and community guidelines violations, misinformation, and coordinated inauthentic behavior so they can take action and prevent harm.

Mis- and Disinformation Detection, Analysis & Monitoring

Social media platforms now face unprecedented existential risks. Graphika has been on the front lines of the fight for authenticity online for years, providing actionable intelligence and data to empower our clients to understand these critical challenges, make rapid strategic decisions, and predict future events.

Detection of Coordinated Harassment and Incitement of Violence

Social media is a digital gathering space with real world implications. Our machine learning and AI detect the key signals of an event in near-real-time, to mitigate risks before it’s too late.

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

Malicious online behavior has the potential to threaten brand reputation, businesses, and personal security. Graphika’s solutions keep our clients a step ahead of threats.

Crisis Response

Rapid, strategic response during a communications crisis can make or break results. We arm clients with critical actionable intelligence to facilitate informed decisions about how best address their audience during a crisis to counteract adversarial narratives, disinformation, brand boycotts, and conspiratorial conversations.

Target Audience Discovery & Trend Monitoring

Graphika’s fine-grained analysis engine provides deep segmentation of the key audience around a brand or topic. We empower brands to improve their messaging and reach within their existing audience, as well as reveal key trending narratives and content of interest to facilitate growth into new audiences.

CEO & Executive Leadership Influence Analysis

Graphika provides deep insights about the reach and influence of key executives and leadership figures, as well as how these intersect with target audiences and other key communities of interest. We also monitor targeted disinformation campaigns targeted at an individual or brand.

Advanced R & D

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

In the Media

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.

Read More

OpenAI Says Russia and China Used Its A.I. in Covert Campaigns

(The New York Times, Thursday May 30, 2024)

“It suggests that some of our biggest fears about A.I.-enabled influence operations and A.I.-enabled disinformation have not yet materialized,” said Jack Stubbs, the chief intelligence officer of Graphika, which tracks the manipulation of social media services and reviewed OpenAI’s findings.

Read More

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..."

Read More

Deepfakes Are Out of Control – Is It Too Late to Stop Them?

(New Scientist, Wednesday February 21, 2024)

“The [4Chan] community is really desensitized to the impact that this has on real humans,” says Cristina López G. at social media intelligence firm Graphika. She and Santiago Lakatos, also at Graphika, found that these deepfakes then spread to social media platforms Telegram and X (formerly Twitter) in under two weeks.  

Read More

Explicit AI-Generated Taylor Swift Images Sourced to 4chan Message Board ‘Game’

(Rolling Stone, Monday February 5, 2024)

In findings shared with Rolling Stone, the research firm Graphika said it sourced the images to a particular message board community on 4chan that basically made a game out of coming up with prompts for AI image generators that would skirt safeguards and create graphic images of famous people. (The tech publication 404 similarly traced the images back to 4chan in a story published last month.)

Read More

Fake and Graphic Images of Taylor Swift Started with AI Challenge

(CBS News, Monday February 5, 2024)

The images of the pop star can be traced to a forum on 4chan, an online image bulletin board with a history of sharing conspiracy theories, hate speech and other controversial content, according to the report by Graphika, a firm that analyzes social networks.

Read More

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.”

Read More

Resolución 2024: Estar bien informados y evitar caer en la desinformación

(NHPR, Wednesday January 3, 2024)

Para este nuevo episodio de Cívica para Todos, conversamos con Cristina López, una analista senior de la compañía de análisis de redes sociales Graphika. Ella tiene experiencia investigando el fenómeno de la desinformación en la comunidad Latina de EE.UU.

Read More

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.

Read More

‘Nudify’ Apps That Use AI to ‘Undress’ Women in Photos Are Soaring in Popularity

(TIME, Friday December 8, 2023)

Many of these undressing, or “nudify,” services use popular social networks for marketing, according to Graphika. For instance, since the beginning of this year, the number of links advertising undressing apps increased more than 2,400% on social media, including on X and Reddit, the researchers said.

Read More

Spanish-Language Misinformation About Renewable Energy Spreads Online, Report Finds

(NBC News, Thursday September 28, 2023)

Study co-authors Cristina López G. and Santiago Lakatos identified such narratives after having examined nearly 15,000 accounts on X, formerly known as Twitter, that were responsible for creating the top 20,000 most engaging Spanish-language posts that included anti-renewable energy content during the first six months of the year.

Read More

An Alarming Pattern: Climate Disasters Hit, and Spanish-Language Misinformation Spreads

(NBC News, Monday August 14, 2023)

News about extreme weather events, as well as media coverage of government policies around climate change, often serve as opportunities for social media accounts that spread false information to become more active online, Cristina López G., a senior analyst at the social media analytics firm Graphika.

Read More

AI Rising: The New Reality of Artificial Life

(ABC News (AUS), Monday May 8, 2023)

Graphika senior analyst, Cristina López G. provided expert insight for ABC News Australia's Four Corners reporter, Grace Tobin's investigative report into the misuse and abuse of generative artificial intelligence and what it means for humanity.

Read More

How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Create ‘Deepfakes’ Online

(PBS News Weekend, Monday April 24, 2023)

As technology grows more sophisticated, so does the potential for deception. Last month, images went viral that purported to show police arresting Donald Trump and the former president in an orange prisoner’s jumpsuit — but they were fakes. Jack Stubbs, vice president of intelligence at Graphika, a research firm that studies online disinformation, joins William Brangham to discuss.

Read More

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.

Read More

Russian 'Smash-and-Grab' Social Media Operation on Facebook and Instagram Attempting to Influence Ukraine War - Meta Report

(Sky News, Thursday February 23, 2023)

Graphika, which analyses online networks, has today also released a report looking at the activities of Russian-controlled media on Facebook and Instagram... Graphika found these pages, including those from RT and Sputnik as well as smaller outlets, increased how much they were posting in the run-up to the invasion.

Read More

The People Onscreen Are Fake. The Disinformation Is Real.

(The New York Times, Tuesday February 7, 2023)

“This is the first time we’ve seen this in the wild,” said Jack Stubbs, the vice president of intelligence at Graphika, a research firm that studies disinformation. Graphika discovered the pro-China campaign, which appeared intended to promote the interests of the Chinese Communist Party and undercut the United States for English-speaking viewers.

Read More

Sympathy, and Job Offers, for Twitter’s Misinformation Experts

(The New York Times, Monday November 28, 2022)

Disinformation became widely recognized as a significant problem in 2016, said John Kelly, who was an academic researcher at Columbia, Harvard and Oxford before founding Graphika, a social media analysis firm, in 2013. The company’s employees are known as “the cartographers of the internet age” for their work building detailed maps of social media for clients such as Pinterest and Meta.

Read More

AI Startups and the Fight Against Mis/Disinformation Online: An Update

(German Marshall Fund, Tuesday July 26, 2022)

Guyte McCord, chief operations officer of Graphika, provided an overview, saying: “We are yet to see a B2C scenario. There are consumer-facing applications (fake news detection, news source ratings, etc.), but they are sold through B2B.” Graphika uses AI to create detailed maps of social media landscapes to discover how online communities are formed and how information flows within large networks.

Read More

AI-Generated Faces Are Taking Over the Internet

(Digital Trends, Wednesday July 20, 2022)

The adoption of synthetic media will continue to erode trust in public institutions like governments and journalism, says Tyler Williams, the director of investigations at Graphika, a social network analysis firm that has uncovered some of the most extensive campaigns involving fake personas. And a crucial element in fighting against the misuse of such technologies, Williams adds, is “a media literacy curriculum starting from a young age and source verification training.”

Read More

Elon Musk Got Twitter’s Data Dump, Next Comes the Hard Part

(The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday June 28, 2022)

The limitations to the fire hose data could meaningfully affect how percentages of users are calculated. The fire hose doesn’t provide data on users who log onto the platform to read tweets but don’t themselves post—likely a significant share of the platform’s users, said John Kelly, CEO of social-media analytics firm Graphika Inc. That means it can’t be used to estimate the total against which to compare any estimated number of fake accounts.

Read More

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.

Read More

Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming

(New York Times, Sunday July 25, 2021)

Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.

Read More

Got Science? Ep. 106 "The Science of Disinformation on Social Media"

(Union of Concerned Scientists, Tuesday March 30, 2021)

Erin McAweeney, Graphika social media analyst pulls back the curtain on how disinformation spreads across Facebook and Twitter on episode 106 of the Got Science? podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Read More

Beijing Is Getting Better at Disinformation on Global Social Media

(The Diplomat, Monday March 29, 2021)

A February 21 report by the cybersecurity firm Graphika was its fourth focused on a network of accounts it has termed Spamouflage. Despite repeated takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube following reports from Graphika or independent detection by the social media platforms themselves (sometimes just hours after the questionable accounts posted content), the networks and specific fake personas have continued to revive themselves.

Read More

The World's Most Innovative Companies

(Fast Company, Tuesday March 9, 2021)

Social network analysis company Graphika has made a name for itself spotting targeted disinformation across the internet. In 2020, its researchers reported suspected Russian operations targeting right-wing U.S. voters before the presidential election. The New York-based company also flagged Chinese state efforts targeting Taiwan, global misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic, and a massive Kremlin-tied operation that published thousands of posts across numerous platforms.

Read More

The 10 Most Innovative Security Companies of 2021

(Fast Company, Tuesday March 9, 2021)

Researchers at the social network analysis company Graphika made a name for themselves in 2020 by reporting suspected Russian operations targeting conservative voters before the U.S. presidential election, flagging Chinese state efforts targeting Taiwan, and discovering global misinformation around COVID-19. Working with competing companies—including Facebook, Google, and Twitter—helps Graphika spot deceptive activities that aren’t limited to just one site and get posts taken down, rooting out online disinformation. For more on why Graphika is a 2021 Most Innovative Company, click here

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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..."

Read More

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.

Read More

How to Productionize Machine Learning Models

(Built in NYC, Thursday July 16, 2020)

“New model architectures are created almost daily, but often the purported gains of such approaches fail to outweigh the technical debt,” Machine Learning Research Engineer Alex Ruch said. Ruch works at Graphika, which uses AI to map online social landscapes.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Coronavirus Conspiracies Like that Bogus 5G Claim Are Racing Across the Internet

(TechCrunch, Wednesday April 15, 2020)

In previous research on 5G-related conspiracies, social analytics company Graphika found that the majority of the online conversation around 5G focused on its health effects. Accounts sharing those kinds of conspiracies overlapped with accounts pushing anti-vaccine, flat Earth and chemtrail misinformation.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

He Combs the Web for Russian Bots. That Makes Him a Target.

(The New York Times, Sunday 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 More

Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation

(The New York Times, Friday December 20, 2019)

The Atlantic Council’s lab and another company, Graphika, which also studies disinformation, released a joint report analyzing the Facebook takedown. 

Read More

Text-Based Deepfakes, Model Hacking Among Top AI Threats

(The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday 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 More

‘Kardashian Jokes and Then a Really Racist Tweet’: How Russian Social Media Trolls Suckered in Americans

(SC Magazine, Thursday November 14, 2019)

Camille Francois remembers the day she learned that the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was granting her the extraordinary opportunity to research the extent of Russia’s influence operations during 2016 presidential election campaign.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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”

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Why Crafty Internet Trolls in the Philippines May Be Coming to a Website Near You

(The Washington Post, Friday July 26, 2019)

“This is what disinformation will look like in the U.S. in 2020,” said Camille François, chief innovation officer at the New York-based social network analysis company Graphika. Political manipulation, she said, does not need to come from an ill-intentioned enemy state. It can originate with those who have cut their teeth in the competitive worlds of advertising, media and marketing. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Bird-Killing, Cancer-Causing 5G Is the Internet's New Favourite Conspiracy Theory

(Wired, Wednesday June 12, 2019)

“It is much easier for people to find that kind of information and find it compelling, and more importantly, find a community around it that makes them feel like they belong to a group of people that have figured out the truth,” says John Kelly, CEO of Graphika.

Read More

Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise

(The New York Times, Sunday 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 More

When It Comes to Social Media Manipulation, We’re Our Own Worst Enemy

(The Washington Post, Monday April 29, 2019)

In a new opinion essay for the Washington Post, Graphika's CEO, Dr. John Kelly advocates for online authenticity as a foundation for preventing foreign and domestic political manipulation.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.

Read More

Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media

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

The Russian influence campaign on social media in the 2016 election made an extraordinary effort to target African-Americans, used an array of tactics to try to suppress turnout among Democratic voters and unleashed a blizzard of activity on Instagram that rivaled or exceeded its posts on Facebook

Read More

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.

Read More

Silicon Valley May Have Done 'Bare Minimum' to Help Russia Investigation

(CNN, Monday December 17, 2018)

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been advised that social media companies might have provided the "bare minimum" amount of data to aid the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a person familiar with a report commissioned by the committee.

Read More

Russian Operatives Were Promoting Sex Toys on Instagram to Sow Discord in the US

(Quartz, Monday December 17, 2018)

Two reports produced by independent researchers for the US Senate Intelligence Committee show that Instagram was a much more significant tool in the hands of Russian operatives trying to influence US politics than previously thought—and was at times potentially more powerful than Facebook.

Read More

Russia Disinformation Report Calls out Big Tech

(Seeking Alpha, Monday December 17, 2018)

A new report prepared for the Senate highlights the "belated and uncoordinated response" of tech companies to the Russian disinformation campaign during the 2016 election.

Read More

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.

Read More

No Results Returned. Please try another topic

The Graphika Platform Has a Solution for Every Size Organization

Stay informed with near-real-time insights on communities and topics that matter most so you can navigate the digital world.


For Individuals, Analysts, Marketers, and Strategic Decision-Makers

Book a Meeting

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

  • Access to All Intelligence Feeds
  • Narrative Intelligence Feeds
  • Analyst & SME Calls
  • Landscape and Deep-Dive Reports
  • Network Discovery Maps
  • One-on-One Training Sessions


For Professional Services, Agencies and Large Teams Looking to Transform Data Workflows

Book a Meeting

Our comprehensive toolset seamlessly integrates with your organization’s existing workflows.

  • Access to the Growth Level Features for up to 100 Users
  • Narrative Analytics API
  • Team and Slack Integration
  • Customized Training for Your Entire Organization


For Enterprise-Level Organizations with Multiple Teams and Sophisticated Requirements

Book a Meeting

Discover best-in-class intelligence & scalability at top of mind with our enterprise solutions

  • Access to Growth and Company Level Features
  • Community Data Downloads
  • Customized Training for Your Entire Organization

Contact Us Today and Reserve Your Spot for a Live Demo.

Speak with an expert and discover the future of strategic decision-making.

Book a Meeting

The Best of Graphika in Your Inbox

Sign up for updates via our email newsletter.