31st August 2020
Robotrolling is a quarterly report by the NATO StratCom COE about automation in social media that has been published since 2017. New quarterly Robotrolling report looks at the deleted account dataset published by Twitter in June 2020. First, we compare our list of previously identified bot accounts with those published by Twitter. Second, we evaluate Twitter’s capacity for combatting inauthentic activity on its platform, concluding that rates of identification, suspension, and deletion of accounts are unnecessarily slow.
7th August 2020
We have created a playlist with all of the presentations from "Digital Communication Strategies" that took place in Riga, 30 October 2019. Enjoy watching!
7th July 2020
This event addressed how Russia uses military exercises as means to achieve information dominance and maintain its geopolitical, military and political objectives. We analysed key messages Russia is trying to convey to different audiences and what the impact of these messages is on European security and the European information environment.
16th June 2020
This discussion, held on 10 June 2020, focused on China's Influence in the Global Information Environment.
5th June 2020
A new publication provides a primer to deepfakes and forecasts their potential future role in online disinformation campaigns. It concludes that while the threat from deepfakes is real, the risks are somewhat narrower than frequently portrayed. It also argues that deepfakes may serve as a distraction, reducing focus on the deeper issues that must be resolved to confront the problems of online disinformation and misinformation.
4th June 2020
This discussion, held on 3 June 2020, focused on elections scheduled, postponed or held in 2020 since the COVID-19 outbreak. Experts discussed how to ensure fair, safe and secure elections amid coronavirus crisis.
27th May 2020
New quarterly Robotrolling report has been published, delving into the role of pro-Kremlin bots in spreading disinformation about COVID-19 throughout March. In our analysis, we identify striking differences between how bots engaged with COVID-19 in the Russian- and English-language information spaces
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