A piece of disinformation suggesting that COVID-19 originally came from U.S. seafood imported into China has been promoted by several Chinese consulate officials, a Logically investigation has found.
Atandra Ray is currently pursuing his Masters in International Security Studies from Charles University in Prague, specialising in security and technology. His area of research focuses on the intersection of security studies with artificial intelligence-enabled technologies, cyber security policy, coordinated digital disinformation campaigns and applied game theory. Atandra is part of the 2021 cohort at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab where he is undergoing rigorous training on disinformation, open source methodologies, deepfake detection and more. More recently he was a Research Participant in the “Digital Ethics in Times of Crisis: Covid-19 and Access to Education and Learning” research sprint, hosted by the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University where he explored the ethical, human rights, and societal aspects of digital transformation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.