DROG counters sociological online harm globally. We offer public-private solutions to proactively counter online subversion, coordinated inauthentic behaviour and disinformation
We are globally known for our innovative solutions to counter online subversion. We attract bright minds from all industries to develop award-winning solutions that last. Effective, nimble and straightforward.
All our initiatives overlap and share resources, yet at the same time we apply strict boundaries to them to stay sharp within our respective fields: policy, cyber security, education, journalism, (strategic) communication. Internal collaboration is possible through DROG and DROG, in turn, provides external expertise through its extensive network.
Disinformation is not about narratives. Instead, all organisations founded by DROG deal with tactics, techniques, behavior and other quantifiable markers. Psychological and sociological manipulation are tarnishing our societies, irrelevant of their contents.
Everything we do is tested, evaluated and criticised by our scientific partners and results are published in peer-reviewed journals.
Online subversion is not just about being misinformed, its implications of polarisation and emotional reactions can even cause physical harm. We strive to protect our unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Not seeking it, but living it. Not individually, but as society.
Here's how we do that for different audiences, funding models and stakeholders:
We develop simulations for international policymakers to replay, resolve and test the potential impact of their interventions.
We develop a network of international policymakers, scientists, tech firms and cyber experts who come together to understand techniques of online subversion.
If we want to solve what people often refer to as ‘the problem’ of disinformation, then we should not be afraid of it, we should embrace it. After all, fear and distrust are the driving forces behind disinformation.
Global Engagement Center
UK Cabinet Office
Nederlands Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken