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Renée DiResta
Renée DiResta

Renée DiResta

Director of Research, New Knowledge & Head of Policy, Data for Democracy

Renée DiResta is the director of research at New Knowledge and head of policy at the nonprofit Data for Democracy. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem. DiResta has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civic, and business organizations, and has studied disinformation and computational propaganda in the context of pseudoscience conspiracies, terrorism, and state-sponsored information warfare. She is a 2018 Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation and Trust and an Ideas contributor at Wired.

 

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