Camille Francois studies how organized actors leverage digital technologies to harm society and individuals, from cyberwarfare to online harassment.
She currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at Graphika—the leading cybersecurity company focused on information integrity—and oversees its analysis, investigation and R&D teams.
Camille has advised governments and parliamentary committees on both sides of the Atlantic on cybersecurity and digital rights, investigated Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election on behalf of the US Senate Select Intelligence Committee, and served as a special advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of France. In 2019, Camille was recognized by the MIT Tech Review in its annual "35 Innovators Under 35" award, and named one of TIME Magazine's "100 Next" global leaders for her work on information operations.
Camille was previously the Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, a division of Google that builds technology to address global security challenges. There, she led the group’s work on networked propaganda, patriotic trolling and algorithmic bias. She also led and implemented Google’s strategy to counter violent extremist narratives online.
Camille is a Mozilla fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and an affiliate of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, where she conducts research on cyber peace and the impacts of cyber conflict on civil society. 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. Her work has been featured in media around the world, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, WIRED, Le Monde, GLOBO, amongst others. She serves on the advisory board for the Cyberpeace Institute.