Disinformation Report: Infographics

Infographics

We analyzed the IRA data set. These explorable infographics examine their Pages, their engagement, and the topics they manipulated.

Media Mirage

A “media mirage” of interlinked Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts targeting Black Americans. Squares are IRA- owned Facebook Pages, parallelograms are IRA-owned Instagram accounts. Cloud shapes indicate non-IRA-attributed accounts including authentic Black media.

Instagram user mention network

A visualization of the network graph obtained by examining mentions and regrams by IRA Instagram accounts. Red dots indicate a known, attributed IRA account, blue dots denote accounts mentioned or regrammed more than 10 times.

Instagram user hashtag network

A visualization of the network graph obtained by examining hashtags leveraged by IRA Instagram accounts. Red dots indicate a known, attributed IRA account name, blue dots denote hashtags mentioned at least 1000 times.

Facebook engagement overview (top 20)

Instagram engagement (top 25)

Instagram engagement by post

Circular mosaic graph of all individual Instagram posts, colored by @handle. Circle size shows the relative number of total interactions for posts. Circle rings are sorted starting on the outside based on account total interactions.

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