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Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin is a Professor in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Ireland. In his book “Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World” explores how data-driven technologies have become essential to society, government and the economy.

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He directs the Third Space research group at the DGP Lab. He is also a graduate faculty member of the School of Environment, and a faculty affiliate at Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.

Stephan Lewandowsky

A cognitive scientist with an interest in computational modeling. He is interested in how people update their memories if things they believe turn out to be false. This has led him to examine the persistence of misinformation in society, and how myths and misinformation can spread.

Samuel C. Woolley

Dr. Samuel Woolley, an assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, is a writer, researcher and professor with a focus on emerging media technologies and propaganda. His recent book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth (PublicAffairs/Hachette, 2020) explores the future of digital disinformation…

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Ullrich K. H. Ecker

Expert on human memory and the effects of misinformation on reasoning and decision making. His research can inform communication strategies, in particular when trying to debunk myths.

Sophie Morosoli

Dr. Morosoli is a Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. She has a background in political communication research and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the AI, Media and Democracy Lab. Her interest in AI and other emerging technologies deepened during her PhD, which focused on the individual…

Samantha Bradshaw

Samantha is a leading expert on technology and democracy. Her dissertation research examined the producers and drivers of disinformation, and how technology—artificial intelligence, automation and big data analytics—enhance and constrain the spread of disinformation online.

Thomas Rid

Thomas Rid is a political scientist best known for his work on the history and risks of information technology in conflict. He is Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

Robert Mejia

Associate Professor at North Dakota State University. As a media and cultural studies scholar, his research focuses on the relationship between culture, economics, politics, and technology.