Clandestine operations

COVID-19 disinformation and social media manipulation: automating influence on COVID-19

This report investigates a campaign of cross-platform inauthentic activity that relies on a high-degree of automation and is broadly in alignment with the political goal of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to denigrate the standing of the United States.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Would spying on East Timor by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service be illegal?

Australian lawyer Bernard Collaery claims the head of ASIS ordered a team into East Timor to conduct work which was outside the proper functions of ASIS.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is it illegal to spy on Indonesian officials, as president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono claims?

Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono claims it is illegal to tap the phones of officials of other countries under Indonesian, Australian and international law.