Renée DiResta Keynote Speaker

  • Expert and consultant on information warfare
  • Director of Research at New Knowledge
  • Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust

Biography

Renée DiResta is a highly regarded expert and speaker on Misinformation, Media and Trust. She is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching and policy engagement for the study of abuse in current information technologies.

Renee investigates the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in devising responses to the problem. Renee has studied influence operations and computational propaganda in the context of pseudoscience conspiracies, terrorist activity, and state-sponsored information warfare, and has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civil society, and business organizations on the topic. At the behest of SSCI, she led one of the two research teams that produced comprehensive assessments of the Internet Research Agency’s and GRU’s influence operations targeting the U.S. from 2014-2018.

Renée regularly writes and speaks about the role that tech platforms and curatorial algorithms play in the proliferation of disinformation and conspiracy theories. She is an Ideas contributor at Wired. Her tech industry writing, analysis, talks, and data visualizations have been featured or covered by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Yale Review, Fast Company, Politico, TechCrunch, Wired, Slate, Forbes, Buzzfeed, The Economist, Journal of Commerce, and more. She is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a 2019 Truman National Security Project security fellow, and a Council on Foreign Relations term member.

Renée is the author of The Hardware Startup: Building your Product, Business, and Brand, published by O’Reilly Media.

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Videos of Renée DiResta

Foreign Influence on Social Media [please click here]
Foreign Influence on Social Media [please click here]
The Internet's Original Sin
The Internet's Original Sin
The Open Mind: Ethical and Societal Implications of Technology
The Open Mind: Ethical and Societal Implications of Technology
The Lunatics are Running the Asylum
The Lunatics are Running the Asylum
Chartwell Bites - Renée DiResta (2020)
Chartwell Bites - Renée DiResta (2020)

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Books by Renée DiResta

The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

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