CENTRE FOR INFORMATION RESILIENCE
The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to exposing human rights abuses and war crimes, countering disinformation, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities.
We achieve these goals through open source research and social media analysis, digital investigations, building the capacity of local partners, and collaborating with media to amplify the impact of our work.
In January 2022, we launched the Eyes on Russia map to collect and verify video, photos, satellite imagery and other media information related to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Our new map is live. It expands the ways investigators can set search terms and interact with the data.
Here's a video explaining how we're mapping Russia's invasion in Ukraine.
PROVIDING DIGITAL WITNESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND WAR CRIMES
Working in partnership with affected populations, CIR employs cutting-edge research techniques and technology to capture, assess and verify open source data.
We provide witness to human rights abuses committed by authoritarian states and malign actors including war crimes.
Our teams turn that data into live reporting and trend analysis; in-depth investigations and legally compliant data packages.
We share our work with donors, justice and accountability bodies, multilateral organisations, civil society & the media.
We use open source for good.
DEFENDING DEMOCRACY FROM DISINFORMATION
CIR conducts open source research and analysis that identifies malign influence operations on social media and traditional platforms.
We profile techniques and narratives used. We collect evidence enabling attribution to state or non-state actors.
CIR assists democratic governments and civil society to design and implement countermeasures.
We collaborate with international and local media to expose disinformation and strengthen public resilience.
COMBATING ONLINE BEHAVIOUR HARMFUL TO WOMEN AND MINORITIES
CIR detects online activity that seeks to harass, intimidate, defame or otherwise harm individuals or groups based on their gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or other inherent characteristics.
Our analyses produce evidence of inauthentic coordination, hate speech, disinformation or other harmful behaviour.
Our work enables countermeasures by the victims, civil society, social media platforms and governments.
We also investigate how gender and minority rights issues are used by disinformation and other hostile actors to serve broader political goals.
The Centre of Information Resilience is assisted in our work by our Advisory Board, offering invaluable expertise in identifying and countering influence operations.
Elisabeth Braw is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defence against hybrid and grey zone threats. She is also a columnist with Foreign Policy and a member of the National Preparedness Commission (UK). Before joining AEI, Elisabeth was a Senior Research Fellow at the RUSI, where she founded the Modern Deterrence Project. She is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the European Leadership Network and previously worked at Control Risks. Elisabeth started her career as a journalist working for Swedish newspapers. She regularly contributes to Politico, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Times (of London), and is the author of God’s Spies (Eerdmans, 2019).
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