Common sense – at the scale of the Internet
Chenope’s patented technologies aim to restore common sense to the Internet by identifying Big Coordination™ to spread disinformation online.
The internet contains vast amounts of information, but only small slivers of true knowledge. The rest is a colorful, highly dynamic patchwork web of self-promotion, individual streams of consciousness, and rants. Among this, coordinated groups emerge – manipulating and distorting reality.
The Truth is irrelevant
Our aim is not to uncover the Ground Truth. There are too many shades of grey on a vast spectrum of subjectivity. Instead, we focus on what we can objectively measure.
Coordinated efforts leave unmistakeable mathematical signatures, whether it is bots programmed to post content, or human workers who follow prepared scripts and rules.
Big Coordination™ is at play in different domains and contexts. The underlying technology is designed for reusability across these varied areas.
Here are some examples of our work →
Bots (computer programs of varying degrees of sophistication that post content online with a phony human identity) and trolls (generally low paid or volunteering humans whose behavior follows carefully defined scripts) are expected to be used at an unprecedented level of boldness in the 2024 U.S. federal election.
Disinformation in Ukraine
Well prior to the Russian invasion in 2022, Ukraine has been ground zero for the testing of sophisticated Russian disinformation techniques. This is why Chenope has been operating in Kyiv since 2019.