Other Publications

Cheburashka, Soros, Hillary’s Fly: Dispatches from the June 2020 Twitter Inauthentic Activity Takedown

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPEROn June 11, 2020, Twitter announced the takedown of 1,152 accounts engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, attributing the activity to actors affiliated with Current Policy....

Sockpuppets Spin COVID Yarns: An Analysis of PRC-Attributed June 2020 Twitter takedown

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPEROn June 11, 2020, Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of 23,750 accounts attributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with technical indicators linking the...

“Fighting Like a Lion for Serbia”: An Analysis of Government-Linked Influence Operations in Serbia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPEROn March 26, 2020 Twitter announced a takedown of accounts targeting Ser- bian Twitter users.

News

Virality Project: Saudi Arabia State Media and COVID-19

June 2020

COVID-19 has directly or indirectly affected every country, providing an opportunity for comparative analysis of the ways governments use the pandemic to pursue political objectives.

Dispatches from the June 2020 Twitter Inauthentic Activity Takedown

June 2020

On June 12, 2020, Twitter removed 1,152 accounts attributed to Current Policy, “a media website engaging in state-backed political propaganda within Russia.” These accounts were taken down because...

Mask Diplomacy: Chinese Narratives in the COVID Era

June 2020

China has been shipping medical supplies to countries battling the coronavirus pandemic, an effort dubbed “mask diplomacy.” It remains to be seen if China will be able to tailor its messages...

Events

Roundtable with Christopher Krebs, Director, CISA

December 2, 2019

Stanford Internet Observatory is proud to host Christopher C.

Safety, Privacy and Internet Policy in Europe

November 22, 2019

This third workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will be hosted at the European Parliament on policy tradeoffs around E2EE. More details to come.

Mitigating Abuse in an End-to-End World

November 21, 2019

This second workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on potential technical options to balance safety, privacy and security on E2EE networks outside...

People

Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
Maciej Kurzynski Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory, PhD Candidate, Chinese
Carly Miller Carly Miller Social Science Research Professional, Stanford Internet Observatory
Elena Cryst Assistant Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
David Thiel Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory
Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
marietje.schaake Marietje Schaake International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center