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Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Ben Nimmo quoted in The Guardian on Facebook’s takedown of fake network in the United Kingdom

Ben Nimmo quoted in The Guardian on Facebook's takedown of a network of over 100 false accounts used to spread hate in the United Kingdom.

In the News by Ben Nimmo

Disinformation English

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Angela Merkel’s data leaked

The targeted leaks “[look] like a clear attempt to disrupt German politics,” said Ben Nimmo, an information defense fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Cybersecurity Germany

Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Ben Nimmo Quoted in Politico Europe on Britain Grappling with Dark Web

Ben Nimmmo spoke to Politico Europe about the internationalization of nationalism on the dark web and how the United Kingdom is responding.

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Internet

Ben Nimmo is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in the United Kingdom.

Ben Nimmo studies online disinformation and influence operations, with a particular focus on cross-platform operations. He is Head of Investigations at Graphika and a non-resident senior fellow at DFRLab. A former wire journalist and NATO press officer, he began his analytical career by developing the 4D model (dismiss, distort, distract and dismay) to predict disinformation. He has since studied information operations, bots and online campaigns stemming from Russia, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the United States, among others. He speaks a number of languages including Russian and Latvian. When he has free time, he goes scuba diving. He lives in fear of the day a smartphone which works underwater will become available. (Profile picture: Alexander Coggin for the New York Times.)