Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world’s leading experts on online disinformation, fake news, and digital investigations. He’s a national reporter with ProPublica, where he investigates voting, platforms, disinformation, and online manipulation. He’s also the editor of the European Journalism Centre’s Verification Handbook series and writes the Digital Investigations newsletter. Craig previously served as media editor of BuzzFeed News, where he pioneered coverage of digital disinformation and media manipulation.
He won a George Polk Award for a series of articles about Facebook and is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association, which honors “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” His recent investigation of Google’s ad business received two SABEW awards, and his 2019 series exposing a global Facebook advertising scam was named investigation of the year by the Canadian Association of Journalists.