Tim Squirrell spoke to Al Jazeera English‘s news programme about Cyber Front Z, a Russian troll farm accused of spreading pro-Kremlin misinformation on social media. Drawing on research from ISD’s Julia Smirnova, he discussed the history of trolling tactics as a Kremlin weapon in the information war, highlighting that one of the main developments in the most recent conflict is that these groups now appear to be openly operating. Cyber Front Z not only posts links to social media posts to encourage its followers to post propaganda in the comments; it has also begun to host live events and discussions in St Petersburg.
December 7, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Head of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to CNN about the rise in threats to public officials and the challenges in prosecuting them.
November 30, 2023 | NYT
New York Times features "Deny, Deceive, Delay Vol 3", showing COP28 negotiations under threat from climate mis- and disinformation.
November 24, 2023 | USA Today
ISD's Jared Holt talks to USA Today about the release of new footage from the 2021 US Capitol riot and how it may provide additional context to clarify conspiracies around the attack.