Digital sleuths focus on Latvian businessman's alt-tech platform

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The Digital Forensic Research lab (DFR), an organization that specializes in analyzing online content and flushing out fake news has turned its attention to a Latvian businessman's attempt of creating a new social network for conspiracy theorists and extremist influencers.

The businessman behind the platform, Ernests Rieksts, is also currently wanted by the police in the case of illegal hostel fire on Merķeļa street late April, which took 8 lives.



The research by Nika Aleksejeva may be of some interest and can be read HERE.

DFR lab says it has "operationalized (sic) the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide."

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