Digital Social Science (2019 cohort)
Marcel Schliebs is a DPhil student in Social Data Science and Researcher on the Programme on Democracy & Technology at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research is located at the intersection of political science, statistics, and data science, and focuses on studying on the impact of authoritarian state-backed information operations on democratic societies. Besides his academic role, he advises Western governments on counter-disinformation, and previously served at NATO Headquarters’ Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre. This year, he led two major investigations in collaboration with the Associated Press and NBC, detecting and disrupting large coordinated inauthentic networks which amplified Chinese diplomats and promoted the narrative that COVID came to Wuhan through American Lobster.