BM-27 220mm multiple rocket launchers spotted on trains in Belarus, some within range of the Ukrainian border

TikTok footage and geolocation of Russian materiel being transported from the Russian far east through Siberia (left), later arriving in Belarus (right). (Sources left to right: TikTok, Google Maps, TikTok, Google Maps)

Newly geolocated social media footage suggests redeployment began prior to US-Russia negotiations in Geneva

Geolocation of military vehicles loading onto trains in Ulan-Ude, near Lake Baikal. The caption in Russian says, “Are we going?” (Source: TikTok, Google Maps)

Twitter’s decision to deactivate trending topics in Ethiopia did not reduce the volume or toxicity of tweets about the civil war

A man holds the Ethiopian national flag in Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square during a pro-government rally to denounce what the organizers say is the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Western countries’ interference in internal affairs of the country, November 7, 2021. (Source: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri)

OSINT reveals new Belarusian outpost near Ukrainian border, joint air patrols with the Russian Air Force near Lithuania

Orekhovo border outpost, constructed by Belarus near the Ukrainian border. (Source:

Analysis of hashtags supporting both presidential candidates shows activity highly concentrated among a small percentage of accounts

A Chilean man places his vote in the ballot box during the second round of the presidential elections in Maipú, Chile on December 19, 2021. (Source: Reuters/Claudio Abarca Sandoval/NurPhoto)

False narratives underline dangers posed by disinformation as a means of stoking hostility between nuclear-armed neighbors

An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, June 18, 2020. (Source: REUTERS/Danish Ismail)

Russian policy document describes new procedures for the mass burial of corpses amidst rising tensions with Ukraine and NATO

Illustration from Russian policy document regarding procedures to bury large numbers of bodies. (Source:

China leverages its investment in the South African media space to push Beijing-approved narratives and conspiracies

(Source: Chinese Embassy in South Africa/archive)

Belarusian Telegram channel pushed inaccurate claim, leading to anti-Western coverage by Russian and Belarusian outlets

Screenshot from a Telegram video showing US M109 Paladin artillery systems on a westward train passing through a train station platform in Legnica, Poland. Text that accompanied the video inaccurately claimed the train was heading east. (Source: BelVestnik/archive)

A year of disinformation campaigns, troll farms, troop buildups, vaccine rumors and a failed insurrection

The US Capitol, January 6, 2021. (Source: Reuters/John Nacion/NurPhoto)


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