We're the Cartographers of the Internet Age.
Graphika leverages the power of artificial intelligence to create the world’s most detailed maps of social media landscapes. We pioneer new analytical methods and tools to help our partners navigate complex online networks.
Grants & Public Institutions
Graphika partners with leading research institutions to advance our capabilities while informing public discourse on the flow of influence and information within large-scale social networks.
The world’s most prestigious universities and think tanks partner with Graphika and use our maps to critically analyze the online public sphere. We proudly support groundbreaking work on disinformation and its dissemination online, the effects of censorship, political polarization and filter bubbles, and others.
Human Rights Groups around the world partner with our team to monitor digital threats targeting vulnerable users.
Fortune 500 companies rely on Graphika for sophisticated market research, strategic messaging planning, and disinformation detection.
Graphika’s channel partners match clients with Graphika services in a wide array of industries all over the world.
Enterprise intelligence on the most critical issues impacting today’s world.
Graphika has now launched Atlas to empower enterprises with actionable social intelligence for strategic decision-making on an ever-expanding range of topics, emerging issues, and geopolitical events.
Distinguished by our innovation.
Graphika has been named #10 Most Innovative and #1 Most Innovative Security Company in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2021, ranking organizations making the most profound impact on both industry and culture around the globe.
A deeper network analysis company.
Graphika is a network analysis firm, founded in 2013 by John Kelly Ph.D., a pioneer in this field who has been using data science to study social networks for over a decade and has testified before Congress on his research.
We create large-scale in-depth maps of social media landscapes and conversations.
Using our unique, patented set of technologies and tools, our intelligence team creates and applies new, rigorous analytical methods to answer difficult questions about online conversations.
Our maps of social media landscapes reveal unique patterns in information diffusion.
They unlock new insights around scale, true impact, structural anomalies, bridge communities and accounts. They enable the discovery of anomalous network patterns, and teach us about unique network features.
Our maps are powerful and versatile.
Leading Silicon Valley platforms, research institutions, human rights groups, and Fortune 500 companies use our platform to discover and investigate disinformation campaigns, perform groundbreaking studies on disinformation dissemination, monitor digital threats targeting vulnerable users, and analyze their target audiences to plan their digital marketing strategies.
Graphika is proud to be an R&D focused company.
Graphika Labs partners with leading world institutions to push the edge of network analytics applied to social contagions, and their work is supported by prestigious and competitive research programs and public interest foundations. Graphika is always innovating.
Our interdisciplinary team of analysts and investigators is best in class.
Graphika’s observatory of media manipulation constantly tracks and uncovers disinformation events around the globe.
Featured Graphika Reports
Graphika’s analysis and investigations team is a world leader in the detection and study of harmful online networks. Through our work with industry partners, academic institutions, government bodies, and non-profit organizations, we regularly deliver public-facing reports on topics ranging from state-backed influence operations, to violent conspiracy networks, and targeted harassment campaigns.
Wednesday April 12, 2023
Graphika Report: Now We Got Bad Blood
Exploring Harassment Dynamics Within the Online Taylor Swift FandomRead the full report here
Thursday February 23, 2023
Graphika Report: How to Lose Influence and Alienate People
Examining the Activities of Russian State-Controlled Media on Facebook and Instagram One Year After the Invasion of UkraineRead the full report here
We're the best in the world at analyzing social networks: how they form, how they evolve, how they are manipulated
Graphika in Action
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.
Disinformation & Cyber Security
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.
Deep Analysis AI
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.
Always Innovating with the Brightest Minds
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.
Research and Innovation Led
We’re obsessed with R&D. We have a lab that constantly pushes the needle of network science. We work with the best and brightest minds in the country, with partners like Harvard, Oxford, and DARPA.
Human Rights and Digital Rights
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
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."Read the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
Why Some Taylor Swift Stans Are Ganging Up On ‘Gaylors’: Report
(Rolling Stone, Wednesday April 12, 2023)
There’s some bad blood in the Taylor Swift community. According to a new report from social media tracking firm Graphika, the largest harassment in Swift fandom spaces is happening between radical Gaylor and Anti-Gaylor accounts online — and changing fandom interactions for the worse.Read the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
Security News This Week: North Korean Hackers Are Attacking US Hospitals
(Wired, Saturday February 11, 2023)
The videos were discovered last year by disinformation research firm Graphika, which says it is the “first time we’ve seen this in the wild.” The company says it believes the videos were created using a commercial AI video software service, and were low-quality overall.Read the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
Russian Trolls Made Fake Kid Rock Fan Accounts — and Fooled Donald Trump Jr.
(Rolling Stone, Tuesday December 13, 2022)
RUSSIAN TROLLS ARE taking advantage of the free-for-all on far-right social media apps to spread pro-Kremlin propaganda — and they were particularly successful when impersonating fans of MAGA musician Kid Rock. Those conclusions are from a new report by the social media tracking firm Graphika and Stanford University’s Internet Observatory.Read the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
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.Read the Full Story Here
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.”Read the Full Story Here
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.Read the Full Story Here
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.”Read the Full Story Here
Pandemic Spurs Pushback Against Climate Change Regulations
(Coda, Monday August 29, 2022)
According to Erin McAweeney, Director of Analysis at Graphika, a network analysis firm, climate conspiracists have latched onto the global attention on climate issues to push their anti-regulation agenda.Read the Full Story Here
Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the ‘Snyder Cut’ Online Army
(Rolling Stone, Monday July 18, 2022)
“We see clear signs of coordinated online activity from May and June this year, when multiple communities pushed hashtags promoting Zack Snyder and deriding Warner Bros.,” Avneesh Chandra, a data analyst at Graphika, tells Rolling Stone.Read the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
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 the Full Story Here
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