About Aqsa Farooq

Aqsa is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, working primarily on the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) project on tackling online disinformation. Alongside her work with EDMO, her research revolves around the impact of disinformation on users and citizens, with a focus on the challenges posed by AI.

Aqsa’s background is in Psychology, having completed her PhD at the University of Exeter on the influence of psychological factors on individuals’ interaction with misinformation. As a member of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab, Aqsa is keen to investigate how AI can be used to address key societal challenges, such as the viral spread of online disinformation – and how it may exacerbate such problems, too.