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Tools and Unique Features

The Graphika Labs also produced two tools deployable at scale and focused on detecting disinformation campaigns.

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The Coordination Framework™

Detecting strategic influence campaigns online and at scale by analyzing network anomalies across three dimensions (network, semantic, temporal) and their intersections. Born out of intense, multi-year research on disinformation campaigns.

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The Contagion Monitor™ Analytical Tool

Anticipating virality of strategic influence campaigns. The Contagion Monitor™ identifies objects propagating through the networks maps with a high degree of social reinforcement that are likely to quickly reach virality.

Developed through a multi-year MINERVA grant, with the partnership of Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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Publications

Graphika’s thought leaders have pioneered the field of cyber-social network analysis since its inception and remain the most trusted experts consulted by leading academic and government institutions.

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The IRACopyPasta Campaign

Camille Francois, Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib | October 21, 2019

Russian accounts posing as Americans on Instagram targeted both sides of polarizing issues ahead of the 2020 election.

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Cross-Platform Spam Network Targeted Hong Kong Protests

Ben Nimmo, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora | September 25, 2019

An active and prolific, but ultimately low-impact, cross-platform political spam network in Chinese boosted attacks on the Hong Kong protesters by using hijacked or fake accounts on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook well into September 2019, an investigation by Graphika reveals. The behavior appeared designed to support the Chinese government and discredit its critics, both at home and abroad.

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The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Philip N. Howard, Bharath Ganesh, Dimitra Liotsiou, John Kelly & Camille François | December 17, 2018

On behalf of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Graphika and Oxford’s Internet Institute co-authored this study on the extent of foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election.

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Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

Vladimir Barash | October 1, 2018

Graphika’s Vladimir Barash and George Washington University co-authored one of the largest analyses to date for the Knight Foundation on how fake news spread on Twitter during and after the 2016 election campaign.

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This Is What Filter Bubbles Actually Look Like

John Kelly and Camille François | August 22, 2018

Graphika’s Camille François and John Kelly, Ph.D co-authored this study on political polarization online in the Democracy Issue of MIT Technology Review.

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Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US

Vidya Narayanan, Vladimir Barash, John Kelly, Ph.D, Bence Kollanyi, Lisa-Maria Neudert, Philip N. Howard | July 29, 2018

What kinds of social media users read junk news? This piece co-authored with a team from the Oxford Internet Institute examines the distribution of the most significant sources of junk news in the three months before President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address.

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Measuring Coordinated vs. Spontaneous Activity in Online Social Movements

Camille Francois, Vladimir Barash, and John Kelly | May 9, 2018

Powered by Graphika’s own Coordination Framework™ technology, our science team authored this paper proposing innovations in data science.

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The Yemen War Online: Propagation of Censored Content on Twitter

John Kelly, Helmi Noman, Rob Faris | February 28, 2018

Graphika’s John Kelly, with Helmi Noman and Rob Faris, co-authored this piece for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, that analyzes the sharing of information on Twitter among different political groups related to the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

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Killing The Truth: How Russia is fueling a disinformation campaign to cover up war crimes in Syria

The Syria Campaign with research and analysis from Graphika and Shilpa Jindia | December 20, 2017

The Syria Campaign's report with research and analysis from Graphika demonstrated how online bots and trolls contributed to a Russian-backed disinformation campaign to smear Syria’s rescue workers, the White Helmets. View Case Study

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Junk News on Military Affairs and National Security

John D. Gallacher, Vladimir Barash, Philip N. Howard | October 9, 2017

Social media provides political news and information for both active duty military personnel and veterans. This piece co-authored with a team from the Oxford Internet Institute analyzes the subgroups of Twitter and Facebook users who spend time consuming junk news from websites that target US military personnel and veterans with conspiracy theories, misinformation, and other forms of junk news about military affairs and national security issues.

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Complex Contagions and the diffusion of popular Twitter hashtags in Nigeria

Clay Fink, Aurora Schmidt, Vladimir Barash, Christopher Cameron, and Michael Macy | December 26, 2015

Using the #bringbackourgirls hashtag, the authors of this paper, including Graphika's Science Director, Vladimir Barash, identify the point at which a local social movement transforms into a more widespread phenomenon, providing the foundation for the Contagion Monitor technology.

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