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Ben Dubow

Fellow, Democratic Resilience

Ben Dubow is CTO and founder of Omelas, a firm that provides data and analysis on how states manipulate the web to achieve their geopolitical goals, and Nonresident Fellow with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. His research on Russian and Chinese online information operations has appeared in Reuters, The Moscow Times, Bloomberg, Roll Call, and has been targeted by Sputnik and RIA Novosti. Ben began his career tracking jihadi, white supremacist, and Iranian activity online before joining Google where he played a lead role in removing ISIS content from YouTube and establishing the Redirect Method, a digital CVE effort. Before Omelas, Ben was Secretary of Code To Inspire, a nonprofit that teaches Afghan women to code. Ben speaks Arabic, French, Farsi, and basic Russian.

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Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 21, 2022: A man waves a KPRF (Russian Communist Party) banner during a flower laying ceremony held at the Mausoleum to mark Vladimir Lenin's 98th death annviersary. Born in Simbirsk (present-day Ulyanovsk) in 1870 as Vladimir Ulyanov, Lenin was a revolutionary and politician known as the founder of the Russian Communist Party. Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS With Enemies Like Russia’s Communists, Putin Doesn’t Need Friends Russia’s President is blessed with an opposition more bellicose than he is.
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