Jan. 30, 2018
Dipayan Ghosh was featured in an article in The Verge.
As a privacy and public policy adviser, Dipayan Ghosh once worked to improve Facebook from the inside. Now a fellow at the New America Foundation, from 2015 to 2017 Ghosh helped to develop Facebook’s public positions on issues related to privacy, telecommunications, and ethical algorithms.
Ghosh, who previously served as a White House technology adviser under President Barack Obama, was troubled by the results of the 2016 election, and the role Facebook played in influencing voters. He quit his job at Facebook early last year and became a fellow at New America, a think tank focused on foreign policy, technology, and the economy. Together with Ben Scott, a senior adviser at New America, last week Ghosh published “Digital Deceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet.”