Targeting the Caravan: Debunking an Anti-Migrant Video Spread as U.S. Right Wing Propaganda

The gross misrepresentation of events exemplified in this tweet came to my attention during my involvement in a research project between the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley which analyzed thousands of tweets from the top 10 most influential bot and non-bot accounts spreading anti-migrant propaganda on Twitter leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

California’s Anti-Deepfake Law

CITRIS Policy Lab Director Brandie Nonnecke appeared on the Unprecedented podcast to discuss California’s Anti-Deepfake Law and some of the flaws in the policy. Nonnecke believes the law […]

Tech for refugees and immigrants

With 70.8 million people displaced globally this year, ensuring the safety of these populations is a critical issue. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have launched technological and policy innovations to help protect refugees and immigrants. Projects range from mapping refugee services and transparency technologies to a digital propaganda study on immigration hate speech on Twitter in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.