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The Graphika Labs also produced two tools deployable at scale and focused on detecting disinformation campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
#OperationFFS: Fake Face Swarm
| December 20, 2019
Facebook took action against a network of over 900 pages, groups, and accounts on its own platform and on Instagram that were associated with “The Beauty of Life” (TheBL), reportedly an offshoot of the Epoch Media Group (EMG). These assets were removed for engaging in large-scale coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB).Read the Full Report Here
UK Trade Leaks and Secondary Infektion: New Insights from a Known Russian Operation
| December 17, 2019
On December 6 - acting on information shared by Graphika - Reddit banned 1 subreddit and 61 accounts that the company believed were “part of a campaign that has been reported as originating from Russia.” Twelve of the accounts had been involved in amplifying a high-profile leak of UK government trade documents; many of the remaining had not been previously exposed.Read the Full Report Here
UK Trade Leaks
| December 2, 2019
The unredacted UK-US trade documents that leaked in the lead-up to Britain's general election were amplified online in a way that closely resembles the known Russian information operation “Secondary Infektion.” The similarities to Secondary Infektion are not enough to provide conclusive attribution but are too close to be simply a coincidence.Read the Full Report Here
The IRACopyPasta Campaign
| October 21, 2019
Facebook announced the takedown of 50 Instagram accounts posting about US social and political issues and the 2020 election. Facebook concluded that the operation “originated from Russia” and “showed some links to the Internet Research Agency (IRA)”, the Russian “troll farm” that previously targeted US audiences and the United States presidential election in 2016.Read the Full Report Here
Cross-Platform Spam Network Targeted Hong Kong Protests
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
This Is What Filter Bubbles Actually Look Like
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
Measuring Coordinated vs. Spontaneous Activity in Online Social Movements
| May 9, 2018
Powered by Graphika’s own Coordination Framework™ technology, our science team authored this paper proposing innovations in data science.Read the Full Report Here
The Yemen War Online: Propagation of Censored Content on Twitter
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
Killing The Truth: How Russia is fueling a disinformation campaign to cover up war crimes in Syria
| 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 StudyRead the Full Report Here
Junk News on Military Affairs and National Security
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
Complex Contagions and the diffusion of popular Twitter hashtags in Nigeria
| 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.Read the Full Report Here
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