Latvia, Ukraine, and the Challenges of Disinformation – a Talk From Cyabra

Cyabra’s VP of global sales, Assaf Danby, spoke at Improvate Defense and Cyber conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October 2022. Assaf discussed Cyabra’s work and the dangers of disinformation and misinformation. The talk also addressed the challenge of elections affected by the ever-growing presence of trolls, bots, sock puppets, and other foreign influences. Creating a […]

Misinformation Monthly – November 2022 

Cyabra’s reading list Each month, our experts at Cyabra list some of the interesting articles, items, essays and stories they’ve read this month. Come back every month for the current misinformation and disinformation news!   Pro-Qatar World Cup social media posts pumped out by ‘bot farm’ in Bangladesh, analysts say “Analysts discovered 69 ‘inauthentic accounts’ […]

Bots Have Scored the Real Goal at the World Cup

Football (or if you’re American, soccer) is the most popular sport in the world. And its premier competition, the World Cup, dominates conversations across all social networks when it is held every four years.  But right next to the excitement and expectation that flooded social media, a protest started brewing, focusing on Qatar, the nation […]

Midterms: Real Topics, Fake Trends, Bad Bots

It’s the last week before the midterms, and the countdown has officially begun. All across the US, citizens will be (or already are) voting for their Congress representatives. The current midterms are already bringing a higher-than-expected voter turnout, and might even break the 2018 midterms’ impressive record in this area.  In a previous Cyabra blog […]

Brace Yourself for Midterms Disinformation

On Tuesday, 8 November 2022, American citizens will be voting in the midterm elections, choosing their Congress representatives.  Midterms usually bring an average lower number of votes compared to the presidential elections. Average voter turnout is usually around 40% of the eligible voters (as opposed to the last presidential elections, which had a 67% voting […]

Brands, Timezones, and Social Media Management

In this new series of articles, our experts at Cyabra will present marketing misconceptions regarding social media management, and show you how to improve your brand’s presence on social media, gain more followers, expand your community, and run more effective campaigns.  In the year 2022, 4.7 billion people, or  59% of the world’s population, regularly […]

Misinformation Monthly – October 2022 

Cyabra’s reading list Each month, our experts at Cyabra list all the interesting articles, items, essays and stories they’ve read this month. Come back every month for the current misinformation and disinformation news!   Elon Musk commissioned this bot analysis in his fight with Twitter. Now it shows what he could face if he takes […]

Musk v. Twitter: Read CNN’s Article on Cyabra’s Analysis

CNN recently covered Cyabra’s involvement in the Musk v. Twitter case. The following article addresses Cyabra’s analysis that uncovered the number of inauthentic accounts on Twitter. Read the full article below. Elon Musk commissioned this bot analysis in his fight with Twitter. Now it shows what he could face if he takes over the platform […]

Flattening the Disinformation Curve – Disinformation for Beginners, Part 4

 By Jessica Grinspoon, Cyabra Team  Why spend time learning about disinformation? As information, facts, rumors, and fears disperse, it becomes difficult to discern what is true from what is not. Knowledge is power and understanding how media manipulation occurs will make you less vulnerable to lies.  The digital age requires a renewed commitment to make […]

Are You Being Manipulated? Disinformation for Beginners, Part 3

 By Jessica Grinspoon, Cyabra Team  The media is saturated with falsehoods that prey on the internet’s ability to reach broad audiences. It has become a megaphone for actors to carry out disinformation campaigns. This direct channel of communication allows any user to broadcast unfiltered content. As a result, false narratives and fabricated stories can disguise […]