Research Associate, DFRLab, Atlantic Council
Kanishk Karan is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). At the DFRLab, Karan analyses online disinformation campaigns in South Asia, with a special focus on disinformation targeting elections. Karan’s research has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Reuters.
Modern technologies are continuing to change the daily lives of citizens in India, presenting various opportunities and challenges. Large social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp are making notable changes to their services due to their experience in India. Ensuring transparency of political advertising and introducing new standards for fighting extremist narratives, fake news, and disinformation will also have its effect on India’s General Election in the spring of 2019.
Digital Forensic Research Lab (@DFRLab), an Atlantic Council programme, hosted at the NATO StratCom COE, is at the forefront of open source, social media, and digital forensic research in the digital engagement age. As part of @DFRLab’s goal to build digital resilience worldwide, @DFRLab’s experts will organise a pop-up training as part of the Riga StratCom Dialogue 2019. The pop-up event will focus on the power of open source and digital forensic research to expose disinformation online and track military developments in real time. The participants will get a chance to learn the latest techniques, new skills, and take their abilities to the next level through interactive, expert-led workshops in a collaborative group environment.