Experts displayed by Issue: Disinformation

Jared Holt

Senior Research Analyst, ISD US

Jared Holt is a Senior Research Analyst overseeing ISD’s work on hate and extremist movements in the US. He draws on his experience as an investigative reporter to help explain extremism's influence on politics, safety and democracy.

Ciarán O’Connor

Senior Analyst

Ciarán is a Senior Analyst at ISD that specialises in using open-source research to track and monitor disinformation and extremism online, with a particular focus on far-right activity and communication across open and closed networks and platforms.

Kevin D. Reyes

Senior OSINT Specialist, ISD US

Kevin D. Reyes is a Senior OSINT Specialist at ISD, where he leads methodology for open-source investigations and researches online hate, extremism, conspiracy theories and disinformation.

Julia Smirnova

Senior Analyst

Julia Smirnova is a Senior Analyst at ISD and ISD Germany, focusing on proliferation of disinformation, conspiracy myths, hate speech and extremist ideologies online.

Christian Schwieter

Fellow

Christian Schwieter is a Fellow at ISD and a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, where he investigates the impact of European platform governance efforts on far-right activity on social media.

Cécile Simmons

Research Manager

Cécile Simmons is a Research Manager at ISD, specialising in malign influence operations targeting elections, public health and climate disinformation, far-right extremism and conspiracy theories.

Marisa Wengeler

Educator at the Business Council for Democracy, ISD Germany

Marisa Wengeler is an Educator at the Business Council for Democracy (BC4D), an adult education project about digital citizenship. She trains employees on building resilience against hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy narratives online. Previously, she worked with different publishing houses on subscription and audience engagement strategies. She holds an M.A. in Journalism and Communication Science from the Free University of Berlin, where she studied mobilisation strategies and topics of populist and anti-democratic actors in digital networks.

Iris Boyer

Senior Advisor, ISD France

Iris Boyer, ISD's Senior Advisor for France, has extensive experience in mobilising multistakeholder networks against extremism, disinformation and polarisation, and advocating for online harms regulation.

Julia Ebner

Senior Resident Research Fellow

Julia Ebner's research focuses on the far-right, online radicalisation, hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy myths. Based on undercover research within extremist movements, she published two bestselling books that have been translated into multiple languages, and recently published Going Mainstream: How Extremists Are Taking Over has just been released.