Max Rizzuto is a research assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, DC.

Max has an expansive interest in exploring political, social, and technological developments and their confluent influence on societies has directed his research towards online communities. While attending Stevens Institute of Technology, he wrote his undergraduate thesis on the rise, fall, and resurgence of deepfake fora as they first appeared. When not investigating and assessing oddities online, he’s usually searching for new music, traveling, or skateboarding.