Equipping defense and military personnel with tools to track state-sponsored narratives

NewsGuard’s analysts are experienced journalists trained to identify and track state-sponsored disinformation sources and narratives targeting Western democracies.

Using OSINT methods and a thorough, journalistic approach, NewsGuard’s team captures data and insights about disinformation sources and narratives that can be used by defense personnel as an early warning system about emerging threats and layered on to existing open source collection and analysis tools to provide an additional layer of human-intelligence insights.

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Misinformation Fingerprints™: Machine-readable data seeds for tracking disinformation narratives

NewsGuard’s Misinformation Fingerprints™ dataset is a continually updated, machine-readable dataset of top misinformation and disinformation narratives spreading online. The Misinformation Fingerprints™ are designed for use both by human analysts who seek to understand new and emerging false narratives and by AI/ML and social listening tools that search large volumes of content to identify potential campaigns and risks.

Powered by human intelligence from NewsGuard’s team of journalist-analysts and offered via a user-friendly dashboard or automated JSON data feed, the Misinformation Fingerprints™ can be applied to numerous defense and security use cases.

Department of Defense report recommends NewsGuard for military personnel

The report, titled, “Cognitive defense of the Joint Force in a digitized world” stated that NewsGuard’s data about state-sponsored disinformation sources and narratives “should be free to all personnel in the Joint Force.”

NewsGuard wins NSIN contest to track foreign disinformation

In 2020, NewsGuard was selected as a winner of a contest run by the National Security Innovation Network, a joint State Department and Department of Defense group seeking solutions that would help the agencies “evaluate disinformation narrative themes in near real time.” In the ensuing project, NewsGuard’s Misinformation Fingerprints were combined with AI/ML social listening tools to monitor content containing state-sponsored mis- and disinformation and to identify state-sponsored sources publishing those false narratives.

NewsGuard’s data was subsequently cited in a State Department report titled, “Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem.”

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