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Oumou Ly

Staff Fellow

Oumou Ly is a staff fellow at the Berkman Klein Center working on the Assembly: Disinformation Program.

Oumou holds an MSc from the London School of Economics, where she studied global politics and international security. Her MSc dissertation identified and assessed the corporate and institutional structures in the United States which act as impediments to enactment of a comprehensive regulatory framework on state-propagated disinformation.

Prior to joining the Berkman Klein Center, Oumou worked for four years as an aide to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. In this capacity, Oumou advised on national security policy, international affairs, and defense policy. Oumou also worked extensively on legislation to fund the federal government, including the defense authorization, appropriations legislation, and budget agreements. 

Oumou is deeply interested in regulatory best practices around disinformation, the privacy and security implications of regulation, mitigation and countermeasures, and the interplay between varying forms of legacy media and the disinformation ecosystem. 


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Jul 30, 2020

The Breakdown: Jonathan Zittrain reflects on 2019–2020 Assembly program, disinformation

Special two-part episode delves into BKC's Assembly program, big challenges with disinformation More

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Jun 18, 2020

The Breakdown: Brian Scully on government response to disinformation

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19 More

Jun 4, 2020

The Breakdown: Claire Wardle on disinformation and today’s journalistic conventions

Unpacking journalists’ role in debunking (and inadvertently spreading) disinformation

Unpacking journalists’ role in debunking (and inadvertently spreading) disinformation More

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May 21, 2020

The Breakdown: evelyn douek on doctored media, platform response and responsibility

Do tech companies have a responsibility for false content beyond the impact of that content on the information environment on their sites?

The second episode of our new video series asks, do tech companies have a responsibility for false content beyond the impact of that content on the information environment on… More

May 7, 2020

Introducing: The Breakdown

A brief interview series sharing an inside look at the work of BKC

Through brief interviews, The Breakdown shares an inside look into how members of the Berkman Klein Center community are working on and grappling with difficult topics, and brings… More


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Q&A: Misinformation and Coronavirus

We asked members of Berkman Klein’s Misinformation Working Group their thoughts about misinformation and the virus.

Jan 30, 2020