Disinformation about Afghanistan After the Taliban Takeover Disinformation about Afghanistan has been posted in numerous languages, including Urdu, Hindi, English, and Korean. The Poynter Institute, the Associated Press, and Agency France-Presse have assembled multiple cases[1]. The unexpected surge of a significant report, the power of social media, and lack to original information all play a […]

Over the decade in Bangladesh, there have been various cases where the misuse of social media platforms had turned into a security concern. Beginning from the occurrence in Ramu (2012) to Bhola (2019) there have been a number of assaults on minority communities prompted by social media platforms and related bits of hearsay. False news […]

In December 2022, EU Disinfo lab released a report[1] “Indian Cronicles”; covering a massive disinformation campaign by India to undermine Pakistan on world forums. According to the report, more than 750 Indian backed websites spread across 119 countries have been working to sabotage Pakistan’s image since the 15 years inside the European Union and the […]

MCC Agreement & Disinformation Surge in Nepal In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)[1] signed a $500 million grant agreement with the Government of Nepal. The MCC-Nepal Compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate regional trade – helping to spur investments, accelerate economic growth, […]

Disinformation in Pakistan has surged over the years as a huge problem to tackle due to lack of digital media literacy in the country, making it difficult to identify false claims and propaganda on social media platforms. Disinformation is widespread on Pakistani social media where hordes of trolls, some of whom are supporters of ruling […]

Sri Lanka’s government has introduced five-year prison terms for individuals spreading fake news and hate speech on social media platforms. Sri Lanka witnessed a surge in online vitriol and disinformation after anti-Muslim mob attacks[1] where the violent group used social media platforms to organize attacks on religious minorities, and Easter suicide bombing[2]. Sri Lankan social […]