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Nic Dias

First Draft News
Senior Research Fellow
Nic Dias is a senior research fellow at First Draft News, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting truth and trust on the internet. He has a background in computational journalism and social science. His recent research interests include the use of bots to boost hyperpartisan perspectives, misinformation and disinformation on social media. In this avenue, he has studied the use of social bots to amplify misinformation in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Germany—particularly during elections. Other curiosities of his include the psychological principles dictating the correction of false beliefs.

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