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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.

Written by Ben Dubow

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The Rise of China’s International Propaganda Empire The Chinese lie machine is everywhere, but luckily it’s also quite bad. For now, at least
Parler’s Russian Safe-Haven The Russian state's cultivation of a hostile anti-Western hacker culture