Researching the Evolving Online Ecosystem: Barriers, Methods and Future Challenges

This report focusses on online spaces used by extremist, hate and disinformation actors as they move away from mainstream social media platforms. It outlines the key barriers to researching and mitigating harmful activity posed by these digital platforms, reviews existing research methodologies and tools, and provides recommendations for policy-makers, companies and civil society on ensuring data access for public interest research.

Elections 2022: The French Information Ecosystem put to the Test

In response to major concerns around disinformation attacks during the 2022 French elections, the Online Election Integrity Watch Group brought together a group of researchers to monitor information manipulation online meant to sway public opinion. These were our findings.

The Murky Origin Story of #IstandwithRussia

This briefing note is intended to understand the origins of the #IstandwithRussia campaign, the accounts behind it, and the parallels and linkages it has to pro-Kremlin media and narratives on social media platforms.