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Investigations and Media

Whenever possible, we share our work and contribute to the debate about online manipulation.

Surviving a PATTERN Attack - For bank comms teams

How to spot a social media attack on a bank

Disinformation destroyed a healthy bank – and nobody noticed

Banking giant Credit Suisse was targeted by a sophisticated manipulation attack on Reddit that caused an exacerbated drop in the bank’s share price

How bots on Reddit helped to crash Credit Suisse. Now even healthy banks are at risk

Reddit posts helped crash Credit Suisse stock: A manipulation campaign originating on Reddit helped crash the stock of Credit Suisse before it finally collapsed. The same methods have also been used to attack other banks.

Evidence of Online Manipulation in the UK Public Debate

We estimate large sums spent on undermining London’s clean air

The Battle for Influence in Sudan

As conflict erupted in Sudan, Valent's research team decided to use our data to understand what was happening

Twitter’s Wild Crypto Ride

Is Elon Musk winning? Check your crypto

Foreign Actors Cause street clashes in the UK

Breakdown of an online influence campaign originating in India that led to street clashes in the UK