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 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.
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.
Everything we do is tested, evaluated and criticized by scientific partners and results are published in peer-reviewed journals.
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 simulations for international policymakers to reply, resolve and test the potential impact of interventions.
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.
Global Engagement Center
UK Cabinet's Office
Nederlands Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken