Data-driven
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 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.

We lead

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.

We verify

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

We strive

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 serious games with a proven scientific impact to make education on media literacy both fun and effective.

Visit Bad news

We develop simulations for international policymakers to replay, resolve and test the potential impact of their interventions.

We develop a monitoring service, which is based on data not narrative, to analyse the spread of disinformation on social media.

Visit Forensic Journalism

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.

Partners

Global Engagement Center 

Microsoft

UK Cabinet Office 

Nederlands Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken 

European Commission