Graphika Reports

Explore a compendium of Graphika’s latest research and investigations reports below.

Wednesday August 24, 2022

Unheard Voice

Graphika & Stanford Internet Observatory

Evaluating Five Years of Pro-Western Covert Influence Operations

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Thursday April 07, 2022

Slash and Burner Accounts

The Graphika Team

Navigating a forest of fake friends, faces, and followers used to target Brazilian audiences and environmental groups during the pandemic

Read the full report here

Wednesday December 01, 2021

Viral Vendetta

The Graphika Team

Inside the conspiratorial movement waging a cross-platform 'psychological warfare' campaign against Covid-19 vaccine advocates

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Monday October 11, 2021

Likes for Lorestan

Jack Stubbs, Léa Ronzaud, Kyle Weiss, Avneesh Chandra, Rodrigo Ferreira, and Ira Hubert

Unraveling a Decade of Iran-Linked Information Operations Targeting Domestic Audiences and International Critics

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Thursday July 22, 2021

Hammering Hirak

Ira Hubert, C. Shawn Eib, and the Graphika Team

Exposing a Multi-Year Effort to Manipulate Algeria’s Online Political Discourse and Suppress Dissident Voices

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Monday June 07, 2021

Posing as Patriots

The Graphika Team

Graphika Exposes an Active Campaign by Suspected Russian Actors to Covertly Target Far-Right U.S. Audiences on Alternative Platforms

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Thursday June 03, 2021

Lights, Camera, Coordinated Action!

Léa Ronzaud, Ira Hubert, C. Shawn Eib, Avneesh Chandra, Jack Stubbs, Lotus Ruan, Joseph Carter

A Network of Fake Media Outlets Paid Actors and Journalists to Spread Political Narratives Supporting Pakistan’s Government and Military

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Monday May 17, 2021

Ants in a Web

Deconstructing Guo Wengui's Online 'Whistleblower Movement'

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Tuesday April 06, 2021

Coordinated Inauthentic Bee-havior

Jack Stubbs, C. Shawn Eib

The Thin Line Between Marketing and Political Propaganda: How an Egyptian Firm Ran Fake News Pages Targeting Ethiopia, Sudan and Turkey

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Thursday February 04, 2021

Spamouflage Breakout

Ben Nimmo, Ira Hubert and Yang Cheng

Chinese Spam Network Finally Starts to Gain Some Traction

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Thursday January 28, 2021

Fake Cluster Boosts Huawei

Graphika Team

Accounts with GAN Faces Attack Belgium over 5G Restrictions

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Tuesday January 12, 2021

Echoes of Fake News

Ben Nimmo, Léa Ronzaud and C. Shawn Eib

Facebook Downs Assets Linked to Deceptive Websites Run from Separatist-Held Ukraine, First Reported by Die Welt and Netzpolitik

Read the full report here

Tuesday December 15, 2020

More-Troll Kombat

Graphika & The Stanford Internet Observatory

French and Russian Influence Operations Go Head to Head Targeting Audiences in Africa

Read the full report here

Friday November 06, 2020

Capture the Flag

Léa Ronzaud, Ira Hubert, Ben Nimmo

Iranian Operators Impersonate Anti-Netanyahu "Black Flag" Protesters, Amplify Iranian Narratives

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Tuesday October 27, 2020

The Case of the Inauthentic Reposting Activists

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud

Inauthentic Bilingual Network Targeting Feminism, Black Lives Matter, and Hispanic Communities in the U.S.

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Thursday October 22, 2020

Myanmar Inauthentic Behavior Takedown

Léa Ronzaud, C. Shawn Eib, Camille François, Avneesh Chandra, Victoire Rio and Myat Thu

Multiple Clusters of Pages and Websites Pushed Large-Scale Clickbait, Small Volume of Political Content

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Thursday October 15, 2020

House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories Online

Melanie Smith

Statement of Record by Melanie Smith, Graphika

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Thursday October 08, 2020

Myanmar Military Network

Ben Nimmo, Léa Ronzaud, C. Shawn Eib, Rodrigo Ferreira

Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Traced to Members of Myanmar Military Before Elections

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Thursday October 01, 2020

Step into My Parler

Graphika Team

Suspected Russian Operation Targeted Far-Right American Users on Platforms Including Gab and Parler, Resembled Recent IRA-Linked Operation that Targeted Progressives

Read the full report here

Thursday September 24, 2020

GRU and the Minions

Ben Nimmo, Camille Francois, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud and Joseph Carter

Further Exposures of Russian Military Assets Across Platforms, 2013-2020

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Tuesday September 22, 2020

Operation Naval Gazing

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud

Facebook Takes Down Inauthentic Chinese Network

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Tuesday September 01, 2020

IRA Again: Unlucky Thirteen

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud

Facebook Takes Down Small, Recently Created Network Linked to Internet Research Agency

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Tuesday August 25, 2020

Detecting Digital Fingerprints: Tracing Chinese Disinformation in Taiwan

Nick Monaco (IFTF), Melanie Smith (Graphika), and Amy Studdart (IRI)

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Wednesday August 12, 2020

Spamouflage Goes to America

Pro-Chinese Inauthentic Network Debuts English-Language Videos

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Thursday August 06, 2020

Truth Media, Fake Profiles

Facebook Takes Down Inauthentic Network Associated with Truth Media

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Wednesday July 15, 2020

Misinformation in the Fog of Tear Gas

Ben Nimmo and C. Shawn Eib, Graphika

A Play by Play of How the #DCblackout Hashtag Spread, and Spread Fear

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Wednesday July 08, 2020

Facebook’s Roger Stone Takedown

Graphika Team

Facebook Removes Inauthentic Network Attributed to Political Operative

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Wednesday July 08, 2020

Postmen, Knocked

Graphika Team

Facebook Takes Down Inauthentic Network in Ukraine Tied to PR firm

Read the full report here

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Exposing Secondary Infektion

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Lea Ronzaud, Rodrigo Ferreira, Chris Hernon, and Tim Kostelancik

Forgeries, Interference, and Attacks on Kremlin Critics Across Six Years and 300 Sites and Platforms

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Friday June 05, 2020

Facebook’s Kurdistan Takedown

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud, and Thomas Lederer, Graphika

Platform takes down inauthentic network in Iraqi region

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Tuesday May 05, 2020

Facebook’s VDARE Takedown

Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Boosted VDARE and Unz Review

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Tuesday May 05, 2020

Iran’s Broadcaster: Inauthentic Behavior

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud, Rodrigo Ferreira, Thomas Lederer, Melanie Smith

Facebook Takes Down Covert Assets Linked To State Broadcaster

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Friday April 24, 2020

Return of the (Spamouflage) Dragon

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud

Pro-Chinese Spam Network Tries Again

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Tuesday April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 “Infodemic”

Melanie Smith, Erin McAweeney, Léa Ronzaud

A Preliminary Analysis of the Online Conversation Surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Wednesday April 15, 2020

Iran’s IUVM Turns To Coronavirus

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud

Long-Running Iranian Influence Operation Returns to Social Media with Anti-US and Pro-China Messaging

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Thursday March 12, 2020

IRA in Ghana: Double Deceit

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, Léa Ronzaud, Melanie Smith, Thomas Lederer, Joseph A. Carter, Erin McAweeney.

Russian operation linked to former IRA associates employed social media users in Ghana to target black communities in the US

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Monday March 02, 2020

Operation Red Card

Ben Nimmo, Camille Francois, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora

An Indian PR Firm Created Inauthentic Accounts and Used Coordinated Behavior to Post Anti-Saudi, Anti-Emirati, Pro-Qatar, and Football-Related Content

Read the full report here

Wednesday February 12, 2020

From Russia With Blogs

Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora

GRU Operators Leveraged Blogs, Social Media Accounts and Private Messaging to Reach Audiences Across Europe

Read the full report here

Friday December 20, 2019

#OperationFFS: Fake Face Swarm

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora, Kate Johnson, Ian Smith from Graphika; Eto Buziashvili, Alyssa Kann, Kanishk Karan, Esteban Ponce de León Rosas, Max Rizzuto from DFRLab

Facebook Takes Down Network Tied to Epoch Media Group That Used Mass AI-Generated Profiles

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Tuesday December 17, 2019

UK Trade Leaks and Secondary Infektion

Ben Nimmo, Director of Investigations

New Findings and Insights from a Known Russian Operation

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Monday December 02, 2019

UK Trade Leaks - Updated 12.8.19

Ben Nimmo, Director of Investigations

Operators Keen to Hide Their Identities Disseminated Leaked UK/US Trade Documents in a Similar Fashion to Russian Operation “Secondary Infektion”, Exposed in June 2019

Read the full report here

Monday October 21, 2019

The IRA CopyPasta Campaign

Camille Francois, Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib

Russian Accounts Posing as Americans on Instagram Targeted Both Sides of Polarizing Issues Ahead of the 2020 Election

Read the full report here

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Spamouflage

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora

Cross-Platform Spam Network Targeted Hong Kong Protests

Read the full report here

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