Category: Announcements/General

18th July 2020 – New Brookings Article on Disinformation

This week I’m delighted to share with you my new blog published in The Brookings Institution’s Tech Tank Blog – in my article “We need tougher action against disinformation and propaganda,” I highlight the weaknesses in our approach to tackling disinformation, influence and information operations post-Cambridge Analytica scandal. The piece considers the action that’s STILL needed to address one of… Read more →

10th June 2020 – New Podcast on Coronavirus and Disinformation

The latest @OpenEUDebate podcast on disinformation (and what we do about it!) could not be more timely. I really enjoyed taking part in this discussion with Nad’a Kovalcikova, PhD. & Jorge Tuñón Navarro (PhD) with thanks to moderator Carlos Carnicero Urabayen and organizer Alvaro Oleart Listen here: Spotify Apple Google #disinformation #misinformation #propaganda #fakenews #cambridgeanalytica #datarights #deception #factchecking #surveillance #influenceindustry #privacy Read more →

16th May 2020 – Cambridge Analytica Interactive Map Launch!

NEW: My 2019-20 major project website has just launched! I have put together an Interactive Cambridge Analytica Map which collates and analyzes reporting of the scandal-ridden company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and their subsidiary Cambridge Analytica (CA), whose wrongdoing I was central in exposing in 2018. It maps reported global reach (1989-2018), including clients and projects. It visualizes the expanding… Read more →

23rd April 2020 – Brittany Kaiser Guest Talk

Many of you will have watched in horror as we revealed ‘Cambridge Analytica’ and the Facebook scandals also unfolded in 2018. I’m delighted to share this video with you of a talk on Apr 23, 2020 with Brittany Kaiser, Former Business Development Director at Cambridge Analytica – one of the whistleblowers who was the central figure from the film The… Read more →

11th January 2020 – New Year, New Reporting…

This week was BUSY!!! Last Sunday I was quoted in the Guardian today on the @Hindsightfiles #CambridgeAnalytica leaks explaining these were the tip of the iceberg with more to follow: “The documents reveal a much clearer idea of what actually happened in the 2016 US presidential election… a huge bearing on what will happen in 2020. It’s the same people… Read more →

21st July 2019 – Bard College & INET Fellowship

Delighted to be able to announce that I am soon starting as the new Research Associate on the Human Rights Program at Bard College, funded by a fellowship from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. I am very excited about the appointment and looking forward to meeting more of my new colleagues very soon and my new students in the… Read more →

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