Ben is a leading expert on digital propaganda

Ben has been interviewed by Financial Times, Meet The Press, and the Philadelphia Inquirer while his research on Russian and Chinese online information operations has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and Bloomberg. Ben's writings have been reprinted and translated into seven languages.


Ben currently serves as CTO and President of Omelas, a firm that combines subject matter expertise and AI to deliver the context behind data, and as a fellow at the Center for European Policy and Analysis. Before Omelas, Ben was President of Code To Inspire, a nonprofit that taught Afghan women to code and find work online, and a consultant for Google where he played a lead role in removing ISIS content from YouTube and establishing the Redirect Method, a digital CVE effort. Ben's deep technical knowledge of data architecture and machine learning allows for uniquely extensive and original research and analysis. Ben speaks Arabic, French, Farsi, and Russian.