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Russian Op 3: The Blue Man and the Mole


This article is part of a series analyzing the various aspects of the suspected Russian intelligence operation.… Read more

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Russian Op 5: Target Germany and Immigrants


Germany was one of the information operation’s key targets. One story was a virulently anti-immigrant scare and… Read more

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Russian Op 2: Fanning Irish Flames


The Russian operation consistently sought to fan divisions between, and within, Western countries. That was particularly apparent… Read more

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Russian Op 6: EU Elections


Franco-German Cooperation, But Not as You Know It Little of the Russian operation’s content was related to… Read more

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Russian Op 4: The Dark Lady Sings


Most of the non-Russian-language accounts involved in the Russian information operation were burner accounts created to post… Read more

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Russian Op 7: Venom in Venezuela


Much of the Russian operation’s content focused on European issues. One significant outlier was a story it… Read more

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Ben Nimmo Explains Bots


Ben Nimmo of Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab explains bots: what they are, where they come… Read more

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Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — in Depth


Facebook removed almost 300 pages from its platform for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” across the former-Soviet space on… Read more

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Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — Top Takeaways


Facebook removed almost 300 pages from its platform for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” across the former-Soviet space on… Read more

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RT’s Broadcast Violations: Top Takeaways


On December 20, the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications, the country’s telecommunications industry regulator more commonly known… Read more

Biography

Ben Nimmo is a non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. He is an analyst of defense and international security, specializing in patterns and trends on disinformation and hybrid warfare. From 1999 to 2011 he worked as a writer and journalist throughout Europe, including five years in Brussels covering EU and NATO issues for Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. In 2011 he joined the NATO press office. His duties involved expertise in fields including NATO-Russia and NATO-Ukraine relations, partnerships, deterrence, and conventional and missile defense. He is a senior fellow of the Institute for Statecraft in London, an associate scholar of the Centre for European Policy Analysis, and is fluent in languages including French, German, Russian, and Swedish.