Dr. Donovan is a leading public scholar and disinformation researcher, specializing in media manipulation, political movements, critical internet studies, and online extremism. She is the Research Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Director of the Technology and Social Change project (TaSC). Through TaSC, Dr. Donovan explores how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society.
Dr. Donovan has laid out the philosophical frameworks for how to research, report on, and understand this moment in internet history and American politics.
Dr. Donovan is the co-creator of the beaver emoji.
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