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Bret Schafer
Fellow for Media & Digital Disinformation Alliance for Securing Democracy

Bret Schafer is the Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Fellow for Media and Digital Disinformation. As an expert in computational propaganda, he has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, and is interviewed regularly on NPR, PBS, CNN, and CBS and BBC radio. Before joining GMF, he spent more than ten years in the television and film industry, including stints at Cartoon Network and as a freelance writer for Warner Brothers. He also worked in Budapest as a radio host, in Berlin as a semi-professional baseball player in Germany’s Bundesliga, and in Moscow as an intern in the public affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Russia. He has a BS in communications with a major in radio/television/film from Northwestern University, and a master’s in public diplomacy from the University of Southern California, where he was the editor-in-chief of Public Diplomacy Magazine.