Sayyara Mammadova is a research assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. She also serves as an independent external assessor for the International Fact-Checking Network, where she evaluates the applications of fact-checking organizations. Mammadova uses open-source investigative techniques to uncover information operations. She led the creation of an open-source project called TG Collector, which helps researchers facilitate Telegram based investigations. Prior to the DFRLab, Mammadova worked as a fact checker in Turkey where she reported mis- and disinformation.