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Renée DiResta: Computational Propaganda Expert

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

Director of Research at New Knowledge Renée DiResta comes to HDSI to discuss her research and investigation on the spread of malign narratives across social networks and how she assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem.She 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. Renée has led an investigation for the Senate Intelligence Committee about ussian interference in U.S. elections and is the author of The Hardware Startup: Building your Product, Business, and Brand, published by O’Reilly Media.
She is a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation and Trust and holds degrees in Computer Science and Political Science from the Honors College at SUNY Stony Brook. She is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Staff Associate at the Columbia University Data Science Institute, a Harvard Berkman-Klein Center affiliate, and is a Founding Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology.


January 1, 1970
12:00 am