Alex Newhouse is a researcher at Middlebury College’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism, where he looks at right-wing and online extremism as well as religious fundamentalism.
Filippo Menczer is a computer science professor at Indiana University Bloomington and the director of the school’s Observatory on Social Media.
Phil Howard is director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the book Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives.
Adam M. Enders is a political science professor at the University of Louisville. He studies conspiracy beliefs, political polarization and misinformation.
Rachel Hope Cleves is a history professor at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. Her studies include conspiracy theories in public life.
Marc-André Argentino is a doctoral candidate at Concordia University and his research looks at how extremist groups use technology to further their causes. He is studying the growth of the QAnon movement, including the emergence of what he considers to be a QAnon church.
How do religious and spiritual communities manifest online, offline, locally and globally?
D.J. Soto leads VR Church, a faith community that worships in virtual reality. He partners with faith leaders in other countries to offer five different services on Sundays.