Research Associate at Atlantic Council’s DFRLab
Eto Buziashvili is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Eto researches influence operations, social media manipulation, and digital authoritarianism with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. In this role she constantly publishes her research findings and conducts OSINT trainings around the globe. Prior to the Atlantic Council, Eto advised the National Security Council of Georgia. Workshop: Telegram as an OSINT tool
Telegram has become a popular a communication tool for activists and journalists, while also serving as a platform used for deception by hostile non-state and state actors. Since Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the encrypted messaging app has emerged as a significant information battlefield where the malign actors spread disinformation and propaganda about the war. The workshop will cover techniques and tools for conducting OSINT investigation on Telegram. The session will include case studies on how to approach and navigate this particular information space.