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Camille Francois works on cyber conflict and digital rights online. She currently serves as the Research and Analysis Director at Graphika, where she leads the company’s work to detect and mitigate disinformation, media manipulation and harassment in partnership with major technology platforms, human rights groups and universities around the world.

Francois was previously the Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, an innovation unit at Google that builds technology to address global security challenges and protect vulnerable users. There, Camille led pioneering work on networked propaganda, patriotic trolling and algorithmic bias. She also led and implemented Google’s strategy to counter violent extremist narratives online.

Francois has advised governments and parliamentary committees on both sides of the Atlantic on policy issues related to cybersecurity and digital rights. She served as a special advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of France in the Prime Minister's office, working on France’s first Open Government roadmap.

Francois is a Mozilla Fellow, a Berkman-Klein Center affiliate, and a Fulbright scholar. She holds a masters degree in human rights from the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and a masters degree in international security from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Francois’ work has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times, WIRED, Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Globo and Le Monde. Francois is based in New York City.


News

MIT Technology Review
Aug 22, 2018

This is what filter bubbles actually look like

"Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge." More


Community

MIT Technology Review

Camille Francois named to MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35

BKC affiliate Camille Francois uses data science to detect disinformation and organized harassment campaigns

Jun 26, 2019

Events

Event
Sep 29, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The Mozilla Delphi Cybersecurity Study: Towards a User Centric Cybersecurity Policy Agenda

with Camille François, Josephine Wolff, Andy Ellis, and Bruce Schneier

Join us to learn more about the methodology and findings behind The Mozilla Delphi Cybersecurity study. More

Mar 11, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

A Roadmap to Cyberpeace

Camille François, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Camille will speak about her current research on cyberwar, cybersecurity, and cyberpeace. More