An online disinformation campaign targeting Libya was discovered in June 2020. This likely state-backed information operation shows how regional actors try to manipulate dynamic events in support of their interests.
Joey Shea is a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy focusing on information controls, security, political repression, and the impact of technology across the Middle East and North Africa. Her research examines the political, legal, and economic contexts of network filtering and monitoring technologies, digital media manipulation, including misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, and targeted attacks. She researches the impacts of new technologies on crisis and conflict and regional cybersecurity dynamics. She also consults for the World Bank.
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