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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

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#TrollTracker: Glimpse Into a French Operation

A network of inauthentic Facebook and Instagram accounts impersonated French-speaking users whose posts ranged from soccer and… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Criminal Complaint Filed Against Russian Troll Farm

On October 19, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a criminal complaint against the Russian woman accused of… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives

On October 16, Twitter released an archive of over ten million tweets posted by accounts from 2013 through 2018.… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives – Part Two

The Russian troll operation which was exposed for targeting the United States in the fall of 2017… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives – Part Four

In Part Four of our series, @DFRLab expands on assessments of content from the entirety of the… Read more

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#PutinAtWar: WADA Hack Shows Kremlin Full-Spectrum Approach

The recent arrest of four hackers from Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, provides a case study… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Russian Traces in Facebook Takedown-Part One: Assessing the origins of the “inauthentic” accounts

On July 31, Facebook announced the removal of around 32 pages and accounts on its platform for coordinated and… Read more

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#TrollTracker: Russia’s Other Troll Team

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictment of 11 Russian military intelligence operators intensified the debate over Russian interference… Read more


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.