Claudia Flores-Saviaga

Claudia Flores-Saviaga is a Fellow at Facebook Research and Ph.D. student at Northeastern University. She hold a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Claudia’s research involves the areas of artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and social computing. She is interested in understanding how “bad actors” organize misinformation and propaganda messages, and how other citizens organize to debunk manipulative messaging campaigns. She is applying this knowledge to design intelligent systems that can fight disinformation at scale. She started her exploration of online spaces analyzing how political trolls were organizing during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Her research has been covered by the Associated Press, Newsweek, BuzzFeed, El País, and Slate.