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Hossein Derakhshan

LSE /MIT Media Lab
London, UK
Hossein Derakhshan is an Iranian-Canadian author and media researcher, as well as a pioneer of blogging, podcasts and tech journalism in Iran for which he spent six years in prison until 2014. The experience inspired an essay on the demise of blogs, titled “The Web We Have to Save” (Matter, 2015). Now based at London School of Economics and Political Sciences in London, he spent 2018 on two research fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Media Lab. He is the co-author of a report on badinformation ('fake news') commissioned by the Council of Europe and several essays on the socio-political implications of social media, platforms, and personalisation. His writings have appeared in Libération, Die Zeit, the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, and The Guardian. He tweets at @h0d3r