Kanishk Karan is a Research Assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in India.
At the DFRLab, Karan analyzes online disinformation campaigns with a special focus on disinformation targeting elections. He is one of the first researchers to study the Russian Twitter troll farm that meddled in the 2016 US Presidential election. Karan’s work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, and others. He is passionate about using open-source methods to counter disinformation. His work features open-source techniques that highlight facts for anyone to verify, building a better sense of assurance among readers.