Dr Charles Kriel is the Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Fake News led by Damian Collins MP, investigating the Cambridge Analytica / Facebook scandal. He is an Associate Fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC), King’s College London and runs CVE training programmes with RNTC (Radio Netherlands Training Centre).
A lifelong broadcaster and writer, Dr Kriel works in conflicts zones and fragile states promoting free press and CVE. He is producer and host of Ci – Countering Violent Extremism, a leading podcast with nearly 200,000 downloads. Charles Kriel is also an Emmy-nominated game designer, ex-BBC Radio 1 Resident Artist, and novelist. Currently he is shooting a documentary on fake news and data with Bifröst Media.
Russian influence activities conducted via digital media are used not only to strengthen Kremlin, but also aid its foreign policy ventures. Not sharing the values of democracy and a free-market economic system, the Kremlin has developed dissemination tools (bots, trolls) to exploit freedoms protected by these systems. Russia, over the past three years, has conducted […]