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Aliaksandr Herasimenka

I am a postdoctoral researcher and director of research at the Programme on Democracy and Technology at the Oxford Internet Institute and a fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media. I have worked in the media for a long time but realised that media tools could not answer important questions I was concerned about – how authoritarianism emerges and what’s media role in this process – so I turned to the methods of science. I use these methods, primarily social data science, to understand how political actors use navigate the modern media environment to manipulate the public.

My most recent newsletter covering disinformation during Russia’s war in Ukraine could be found by clicking here.