ONLINE DISINFORMATION: Under the hood of a Doppelgänger

ONLINE DISINFORMATION is one of the defining issues of our time and the influence of fake news has become an acute threat to our society. Disinformation undermines true journalism and steers the public opinion in highly charged topics such as immigration, climate change, armed conflicts or refugee and health crises. Social media platforms are the […]

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Meta dismantled the largest Russian network since the war in Ukraine began

Meta dismantled a network of Facebook and Instagram accounts spreading disinformation across European countries. Meta announced to have taken down a huge Russian network of Facebook and Instagram accounts used to spread disinformation published on more than 60 websites impersonating news organizations across Europe. The disinformation operation began in May 2022, the network targeted primarily […]

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Russia-linked Fronton botnet could run disinformation campaigns

Researchers warn that the Fronton botnet was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. Fronton is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet that was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. In March 2020, the collective of hacktivists called “Digital Revolution” claimed to have hacked a subcontractor to the Russian FSB. The […]

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Russia’s disinformation uses deepfake video of Zelenskyy telling people to lay down arms

Russian disinformation continues, this time it used a deepfake video of Zelenskyy inviting Ukrainians to ‘lay down arms.’ A deepfake video of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy telling its citizens to lay down arms is the last example of disinformation conducted by Russia-linked threat actors. The fake video shows President Zelenskyy saying ‘It turned out […]

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Russia restricts Twitter in the country amid conflict with Ukraine

Global internet monitor working group NetBlocks reported that Twitter has been restricted in Russia amid conflict with Ukraine. Global internet monitor working organization NetBlocks shared its metrics confirming the restriction of Twitter in Russia from early morning amid conflict with Ukraine. Multiple local providers (Rostelecom, MTS, Beeline and MegaFon) were blocking access to the popular […]

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European Union formally blames Russia for the GhostWriter operation

European Union representatives formally accused Russia of attempting to target the elections and political systems of several EU states. European Union has formally accused Russia of meddling in the elections and political systems of several EU states. EU high representative said that Russia-linked threat actors were behind a recent operation tracked as Ghostwriter. The officials […]

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