During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager helped spread the Russia collusion narrative, one of the most impactful disinformation campaigns in American electoral history. Four years later, a group he co-founded was involved in the federally backed censorship machine against purported 2020 election misinformation.
Robby Mook cofounded the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) at Harvard University’s Belfer Center in 2017 and remained a senior fellow there through the 2020 election, becoming a Belfer Center senior fellow in summer 2021. He’s also an adjunct lecturer in the Harvard Kennedy School.
D3P participated in the Election Integrity Partnership, a private consortium founded “in consultation” with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.