Dr. Claire Wardle

Co-Founder and Director, First Draft


Dr. Claire Wardle is a leading expert on user generated content, verification and misinformation. She is co-founder and director of First Draft, the world’s foremost nonprofit focused on research and practice to address mis- and disinformation. In 2017 she co-authored a report for the Council of Europe entitled, Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking. Previously, Dr. Wardle was a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, and also the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. She has worked with newsrooms and humanitarian organizations around the world, providing training and consultancy on digital transformation. Dr. Wardle earned a PhD in communications and an MA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in New York City.

Dr. Claire Wardle

Speaker Session

Speaker Sessions

Day 2
8:37 AM EST

Session V: Implications – Trust & Vaccine Hesitancy

Leaders in behavioral science, misinformation, and vaccine trust reflect on the culturally specific reasons distrust exists and how they can be identified and addressed to ensure uptake of vaccines to save lives.