Kanishk Karan is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, D.C.
At the DFRLab, Karan analyzes influence campaigns using open-source methods. His methodology combines programming and open-source ways to conduct digital verifications. He is one of the first researchers to study the Russian Twitter troll farm that meddled in the 2016 US elections. Karan’s work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, and others.