Founder and Chief Executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate
Imran Ahmed founded the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) in December 2017. He advises the UK government on counter-extremism and disinformation and frequently appears in US and international media as an expert in online malignant behaviour (identity-based hate; misinformation; extremism; fake news; trolling; and social media). Mr Ahmed is also a trustee of the charity, Victim Support. He holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and tweets at @imi_ahmed
For more than a year governments and international organisations have struggled to re-organise societal behaviour and enforce restrictive measures, while coping with the spread of disinformation, economic disruption, competition for vaccine procurement, difficulties of vaccine logistics and other challenges. What are the national security implications posed by the infodemic related to COVID-19?