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Ryan Merkley is the Director of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder. He was most recently Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation, focusing on strategy and operations, including the organization’s defence and response to disinformation, and its 10-year movement strategy.

Previously, Ryan served for five years as Chief Executive Officer at Creative Commons, was Chief Operating Officer of Mozilla, served as Director of Corporate Communications for the City of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games, and was a Senior Advisor to Mayor David Miller in Toronto, where he led the Mayor’s budget policy and initiated Toronto’s Open Data project.


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How Wikipedia’s volunteers became the web’s best weapon against misinformation

BKC affiliate Ryan Merkley on the importance of reliable access to knowledge when making important choices:

Mar 7, 2020