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Aviv Ovadya is a non-resident fellow at GMF’s Alliance for Securing Democracy. His work is focused on ensuring that technology enables a positive future and can support democratic discourse. Aviv received his B.S. and M.Eng degrees in computer science at MIT, and worked and consulted in Silicon Valley before becoming the founding Chief Technologist at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan. He has been involved in raising the alarm about online and AI driven misinformation from before the 2016 US election, and his efforts have been covered by major news organizations across five continents. In his other efforts to improve our information ecosystem, Aviv was also founding member of the Credibility Coalition, consulted for Snopes, and was a Knight New Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.