Experts displayed by Issue: Disinformation

Sasha Havlicek

Co-Founder and CEO

Sasha Havlicek is Co-Founder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes.

Moustafa Ayad

Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA)

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA).

Jiore Craig

Head of Digital Integrity

Jiore Craig, ISD’s Head of Digital Integrity, has extensive experience in measuring the impact of influence campaigns on public opinion, and how to respond to the threat of disinformation around elections.

Jennie King

Head of Civic Action and Education

Jennie King heads our Civic Action and Education department, creating frontline programming and response incorporating ISD's digital research. She also leads ISD's climate disinformation research, recently running our COP26 monitoring 'war room'.

Melanie Smith

Head of Digital Analysis Unit

Melanie Smith leads ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, delivering public research on disinformation, public health misinformation and online conspiracy movements through large-scale social media data collection and open-source investigation techniques.

Tim Squirrell

Head of Communications and Editorial

Tim Squirrell has extensive experience advising governments and others on counter-extremism and counter-terrorism, particularly far-right and neo-Nazi movements, incels and misogynist communities, and esoteric threats such as school shooters.

Francesca Arcostanzo

CASM-ISD Senior Digital Research Methods Lead

Francesca Arcostanzo is the Senior Digital Method Research Lead in the ISD Digital Research Unit, focusing on methods, training and approaches for consistent digital analysis. She leads the ISD-CASM shared strategy for technological development.

Kevin D. Reyes

Senior OSINT Specialist

Kevin D. Reyes is a Senior OSINT Specialist in ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, where he leads open-source investigations methods and researches online hate, extremism and disinformation.

Jakob Guhl

Research Manager

Jakob Guhl works within the Digital Research Unit and with ISD Germany. His research focuses on the far-right, Islamist extremism, hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Christian Schwieter

Project Manager, Policy and Research, ISD Germany

Christian Schwieter is a Project Manager at ISD Germany, leading the German-language research project on far-right activity on alternative and emerging online platforms.