Jamal Khashoggi Disinformation Monitor

About Us

Authoritarian regimes and their allies systematically manipulate the public sphere, at home and abroad. At home, they do this to intimidate and silence dissenters, to distract from matters of public concern, and to mislead. Abroad, they do this to cloud the waters, manufacture the impression of widespread support, and to influence public opinion and policy.

In 2019, together with the late Jamal Khashoggi, we set out to investigate and uncover systemic platform manipulation, starting with Twitter. He died before he could fulfill this mission, but we have continued it in his name.

What We Do

The Jamal Khashoggi Disinformation Monitor works on the following:

  • Disinformation Mapping
    Mapping the existing ecosystem of disinformation, information manipulation and platform abuse informs other areas of the work of Kawaakibi Foundation, as well as serving as an early warning system for activists and partner organisations.

  • Research & investigations
    This includes collaboration with journalists and other organisations in cases where disinformation intersects with other real-world events such as crime and conflict.

  • Platform engagement
    Working directly with platforms to improve moderation practices and algorithms, detect coordinated inauthentic activity networks and thwart them, and protect those under threat on the platforms

  • Education & community outreach
    Initiatives to inform the public on how disinformation works, the threat it poses to different groups and to the sociopolitical fabric, and what platforms and authorities can do.

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Our Team

Key members of our team will be announced shortly. Due to the sensitivity of our work, most of our team prefers to be confidential.

We regularly work and collaborate with experts, activists and researchers from inside the countries we research or in exile.

Work With Us

If you want to work with us on an investigation, or draw our attention to manipulation of the information environment in some way, please email us securely: jkdm @ kawaakibi.org

Your identity will be kept fully confidential at all times.

The Jamal Khashoggi Disinformation Monitor is a project of Kawaakibi Foundation.