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solutions to
subversion

DROG counters sociological online harm globally. We offer public-private solutions to proactively counter online subversion, coordinated inauthentic behaviour and disinformation.

We create

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.

We connect

All our initiatives overlap and share resources, yet at the same time apply strict boundaries to stay sharp within their 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.

We lead

Disinformation is not about narratives. Instead, all organizations founded by DROG deal with tactics, techniques, behavior and other quantifiable markers. Psychological and sociological manipulation are tarnishing our societies, irrelevant of their contents.

We verify

Everything we do is tested, evaluated and criticized by scientific partners and results are published in peer-reviewed journals.

We strive

Online subversion is not just about being misinformed, its implications of polarization 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 developed serious games with proven scientific impact to make education on media literacy both fun and effective.

Visit Bad news

We developed simulations for international policymakers to reply, resolve and test the potential impact of interventions.

We developed a monitoring service that analyses the spread of disinformation on social media, based on data not the narratives.

Visit Forensic Journalism

We developed a network of international policymakers, scientists, tech firms and cyber experts to come together and understand techniques of online subversion.

Visit adtac 

If we want to solve what people often refer to as ‘the problem’ of disinformation, we should not be afraid of it; we should embrace it. Because after all, fear and distrust are the nuclear engine of disinformation.

Partners

Global Engagement Center

Microsoft

UK Cabinet's Office

Nederlands Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken

European Commission