Joan Donovan

  • Director of the Technology and Social Change Project
  • Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School

Joan Donovan is the Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, where she researches media manipulation, disinformation, and adversarial media movements that target journalists. She was previously the Research Lead for Data & Society’s Media Manipulation Initiative, which mapped how interest groups, governments, political operatives, corporations, and others use the internet and media to intentionally manipulate messages in order to disrupt social institutions.