The Study on the Black Market for Social Media Manipulation

At the heart of this practice, weaponized by states and opportunists alike, is a flourishing black market where buyers and sellers meet to trade in clicks, likes, and shares.

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Latvia and the Ukrainian Social Media analytics company Singularex have undertaken a joint venture to map the online market for social media manipulation tools and services.

We have scanned the dark web and tracked down sellers, buyers, and victims in an attempt to understand what a potential customer, wishing to wage information warfare, can purchase online.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the report "The Black Market for Social Media Manipulation