In-Depth Research & ReportsAug 24, 2022
Chinese discourse power: Ambitions and reality in the digital domain
By Kenton Thibaut
The CCP has embarked on a concerted strategy to gain control over the global digital and information environment. Its goal: create an alternative global order with China at its heart.
Kat Duffy was a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab the Director of the Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web.
She advises companies, governments, and international nongovernmental organizations on building socially responsible business practices within the technology sector, developing strategies to align emerging technologies with democratic norms and human rights, and implementing best practices for civil-society engagement in the tech and human-rights space. Through her previous work at the US State Department and in the nonprofit sector, Duffy has overseen the implementation of more than a hundred million dollars in foreign assistance and philanthropic programming designed to support democracy, rights, and governance initiatives across the globe, with a particular focus on digital rights, digital safety, civic tech, and tech platform social accountability. She served for five years on the board of directors of the Global Network Initiative, where she helped drive the expansion and diversification of nongovernmental organization constituency participants, and also served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Initiative.
Duffy received her bachelor’s from Yale University and her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan. She has lived and worked in Spain, South Africa, Colombia, Cuba, and Tunisia.