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Gabufacturing Dissent: An In-depth Analysis of Gab

Gab was founded in 2016 as an uncensored alternative to mainstream social media platforms. Stanford Internet Observatory’s latest report looks at behaviors and dynamics across the platform.
Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama

Liberalism and Its Discontents

It's no secret that liberalism hasn't always lived up to its own ideals. But in this short, clear account, Francis Fukuyama offers an essential defense of a revitalized liberalism for the twenty-first century.
Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

A new report led by Rose Gottemoeller on non-strategic nuclear warhead policies in Europe, particulary in light of Russia's changing status in the global nuclear community.

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David Thiel
Reports

Gabufacturing Dissent: An in-depth analysis of Gab

David Thiel, Miles McCain
2022 June 1, 2022

Gab was founded in 2016 as an uncensored alternative to mainstream social media platforms. Stanford Internet Observatory’s latest report looks at behaviors and dynamics across the platform.

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Case Studies

Seeing Double: Twitter Removes Network of Duplicate Accounts Cheerleading Mexican Political Allies (TAKEDOWN)

Elena Cryst, David Thiel, Sean Gallagher
Stanford Internet Observatory, 2021 December 2, 2021
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Maduro’s Menagerie: Twitter Client Usage in a Venezuelan Twitter Operation (TAKEDOWN)

Elena Cryst, Ronald E Robertson, Noah Schechter, David Thiel
Stanford Internet Observatory, 2021 December 2, 2021
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Topologies and Tribulations of Gettr : A month in the life of a new alt-network

David Thiel, Miles McCain
Stanford Internet Observatory, 2021 August 12, 2021
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Books

The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election

Stanford Internet Observatory, Samantha Bradshaw, Daniel Bush, Elena Cryst, Renee DiResta, Isabella Garcia-Camargo, Josh A. Goldstein, Shelby Grossman, Carly Miller, Shelby Perkins, Alex Stamos, David Thiel, Alex Zaheer, Matt Masterson
2021 March 3, 2021

On January 6, 2021, an armed mob stormed the US Capitol to prevent the certification of what they claimed was a “fraudulent election.” Many Americans were shocked, but they needn’t have been. The January 6 insurrection was the culmination of months of online mis- and disinformation directed toward eroding American faith in the 2020 election.

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White Papers

Contours and Controversies of Parler

David Thiel, Renee DiResta, Shelby Grossman, Elena Cryst
2021 January 28, 2021
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Stoking Conflicts by Keystroke: An Operation Run by IRA-Linked Individuals Targeting Libya, Sudan, and Syria (TAKEDOWN)

Shelby Grossman, Khadeja Ramali, Renee DiResta, Lucas Beissner, Samantha Bradshaw, William Healzer, Ira Hubert, David Thiel
2020 December 15, 2020
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Hello from the Other Side: An Investigation into a Musical Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Disinformation Operation (TAKEDOWN)

Shelby Grossman, Maria Fernanda Porras, Khadeja Ramali, David Thiel
2020 November 5, 2020
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An Investigation into a Female-Focused Online Campaign in Iran and Afghanistan targeting Afghans (TAKEDOWN)

Shelby Grossman, Renee DiResta, Lindsay Hundley, Sejal Jhawer, Tara Kheradpir, Abuzar Royesh, David Thiel
2020 November 5, 2020
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#ZakzakyLifeMatters: An Investigation into a Facebook Operation Linked to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (TAKEDOWN)

Shelby Grossman, Sean Gallagher, Ada Johnson-Kanu, Nicole Wilson, David Thiel
2020 October 8, 2020
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Cheerleading Without Fans: A Low-Impact Domestic Information Operation by the Royal Thai Army (TAKEDOWN)

Josh A. Goldstein, Aim Sinpeng, Daniel Bush, Ross Ewald, Jennifer John, David Thiel
2020 October 8, 2020
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Bolivarian Factions: Facebook takes down inauthentic assets (TAKEDOWN)

Elena Cryst, Esteban Ponce de León, Daniel Suárez Pérez, Shelby Perkins, David Thiel
2020 September 4, 2020
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Political Retweet Rings and Compromised Accounts: A Twitter Influence Operation Linked to the Youth Wing of Turkey’s Ruling Party (TAKEDOWN)

Shelby Grossman, Fazil Alp Akis, Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Josh A. Goldstein, Katie Jonsson, Isabella Garcia-Camargo, David Thiel, Alex Zaheer
2020 June 11, 2020
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Sockpuppets Spin COVID Yarns: An Analysis of PRC-Attributed June 2020 Twitter takedown (TAKEDOWN)

Carly Miller, Vanessa Molter, Isabella Garcia-Camargo, Renee DiResta, David Thiel, Alex Zaheer
2020 June 11, 2020
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