RAI Data Explorer

The Resurgent Authoritarian Inflluence (RAI) dataset tracks the incidence of reporting on events indicative of 22 different types of foreign authoritiarian influence by Russia and China events across international, regional, and domestic online news sources. We use machine learning to read and classify each article according to 22 RAI event categories.

This web application allows users to visualize reporting on each of these event categories from 2012 to the most recent available data for each country. Specifically, the plots below display the number of articles reporting on an event category in each month divided by the total number of articles published that month. These plots also include index variables that organize our 22 RAI event categories into themes and summarize changes across these themes. This tool can help identify and compare months when an event category receives more or less news coverage than expected. To learn more about these 22 RA event categories and the construction of our index variables, see the RAI report available here.