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Claire Wardle      

Founder of First Draft News & Misinformation Expert

Dr. Claire Wardle is a leading expert on user generated content, verification and misinformation. She is currently a research fellow at TED working on a new initiative to tackle the challenges connected to information quality globally.

In 2017 she co-authored a report for the Council of Europe entitled, "Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking".

Dr. Wardle is a co-founder and Executive Chair of First Draft, the world’s foremost nonprofit focused on research and practice to address mis- and disinformation.

Previously, Dr. Wardle was a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, and also the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. She has worked with newsrooms and humanitarian organizations around the world, providing training and consultancy on digital transformation.

Dr. Wardle earned a PhD in communications and an MA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Claire Wardle speaks to If Then about how disinformation spreads ...

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