The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) has published the third in a series of reports on global influence operations, titled “US Amplifiers of Russian ‘Ampliganda’.” According to the report synopsis:
A group of prominent US social media influencers from both the right and the left has recently acted as amplifiers of Russian disinformation, claiming the United States is developing biological weapons in a network of labs located in Ukraine. These individuals demonstrated a prior willingness to support Russian positions, and most were known earlier for various forms of COVID denialism. Self-interest, particularly economic, is likely a major reason behind the shift by social media influencers to these Russian narratives.
Download the full report here.