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Select Publications 



Why Iranian protesters are embracing Anonymous

DFRLab . October 2022

Five big questions as America votes: Disinformation

Atlantic Council . September 2020 

What the Natanz explosion signaled to Iran’s disinformation apparatus

DFRLab . July 2020


Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict

Global Voices Advocacy . June 2015

Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence 


Can AI Create Culturally Conscious Stories?

IVOW . July 2018 

Where Collective Human Rights Meet Artificial Intelligence

Medium . July 2018  

Harmful Speech Online


State-aligned trolling in Iran and the double-edged affordances of Instagram

Journal of New Media and Society . January 2019

Verification as a Remedy for Harmful Speech Online

Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society . August 2017


Online Sexual Harassment in the Eyes of Iranian Internet Users

Baaroo Foundation . April 2016

Defamation in the Age of Internet [un]Governance

Article19 . October 2014

Public Speaking 

Attributing Digital Covert Action: The Curious Case of WikiSaudiLeaks


November 2021

Iran's Decade of Soft War: Dissidents, Trolls, and Khamenei


November 2018


Select Media 


The Hijab Will Never Be The Same

Click Here Podcast

October 2022 

The Goal of Iran’s Fake 'Proud Boys' Emails Was Chaos

October 2020

List of 2020 election meddlers includes Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea


August 2020

Freedom of Information and the Control over Hearts and Minds in Iran

Huffington Post

January 2018


Can Authoritarians Take Jokes? Humor as a Tool for Political Resistance

MIT Media Lab . Online Humor Conversation Series  

May 2017

Gender-based Violence and Harassment Online

BBC Persian . 100 Women Series 

December 2016

Mecca and the Media

Al Jazeera . Listening Post

October 2015

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