What are Russians Saying About the Death of Navalny?
Our goal was to find out first, how the Kremlin was going to present the story, and second, how ordinary Russians would respond. Would the official story dominate? Or would alternate explanations emerge?
What’s going on in the Russian presidential election?
AI tools from FilterLabs uncover trends and turning points
Detecting Discontent: A closer look at Russian coverage of the Israel-Hamas war
Against a backdrop of widespread pro-government coverage, it can be hard to identify specific propaganda campaigns—and even more difficult to find and exploit dissent.
Difficult, but not impossible.
The shifting Jordanian response to the Israel-Gaza crisis
In the days following the October 7th attacks, sentiment scores in articles mentioning Abdullah II fell sharply. Then, in late October, sentiment suddenly shot up again...
The Propaganda of Agitation versus the Propaganda of Integration: a brief primer
Beyond its obvious duplicity, the Kremlin’s domestic response to the conflict is a perfect example of what Jacques Ellul called "integrative propaganda," which promotes a passive acceptance of existing norms and social conditions.
Four Similarities Between Chinese and Russian Propaganda ... and One Big Difference
The U.S. Department of State recently released a report on the scope of Chinese information campaigns. We note that the PRC's strategies frequently coincide with the Kremlin’s, and the similarities can tell us much about how authoritarian regimes operate today.
Are Russians Getting Fed Up With Sham Elections?
Discontent may be brewing after an apparent Putin victory
Who Killed Yevgeny Prigozhin?
Monitoring consensus on Russian state and social media
Abortion in Russia: a political landscape
Yes, there is a religious angle. But overall, the issue is less politically polarizing than it is in the US and reflects Russians' widespread anxiety over demographic decline.