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Miburo is a strategic analysis and consulting company specializing in the detection and countering of malign influence and extremism

Our Values

  • Honesty and integrity in action

  • Diversity in people and perspectives

  • Transparency in mission and its pursuit

  • Data-driven and intelligence-led

  • Agile and innovative

  • Non-partisan in evaluation and execution

Our Mission

  • To protect democracies and the free information environment from malign influence and extremism

  • To ensure the integrity and resilience of the free Internet against those seeking to manipulate it

  • To prepare future generations to defend both democracies and the free Internet

Our Work

Analysis. Miburo’s research teams detect and attribute malign and extremist influence campaigns across more than ten languages, offering clients rapid assessments informed by cultural understanding and geopolitical realities.

Consulting. Miburo’s team leverages decades of experience in academia, government and the private sector to help companies develop proactive strategies for mitigating risks from cyberspace.

Training. Miburo has developed and delivered in-person and online instruction to tens of thousands of law enforcement, military, intelligence and cyber security professionals providing strategic understanding and tactical tools for mitigating cyber, social media, and terrorist threats.

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Clint Watts

Clint Watts

Andrew Weisburd

Andrew Weisburd

Nick Monaco

Nick Monaco

Rachel Chernaskey

Rachel Chernaskey

Colin Eide

Colin Eide

Graham Shellenberger

Graham Shellenberger

Our People

Clint Watts

President and CEO

Andrew Weisburd

Chief Knowledge Officer

Nick Monaco

Chief Innovation Officer

Rachel Chernaskey

Director, Commercial Services

Graham Shellenberger

Director, Government Services

Colin Eide

Director of Analysis

Our Press: Miburo in the News

TIME

Exclusive: Iran Steps up Efforts to Sow Discord Inside the U.S.

June 09, 2021

Iranian and Russian intelligence services often play off each other and borrow techniques, says Clint Watts [...] Compared to Russian disinformation efforts, Iranian troll farms are generally “very sloppy” and don’t hide their tracks well, says Watts. The Iranians aren’t as good as Russian intelligence outfits at sounding authentically American in their messages, he says, and they don’t allow accounts to spend years developing audiences before beginning to spread disinformation. 

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PBS

Chinese Spam Network Aims to Discredit U.S. COVID Vaccine and Response, Report Finds

February 04, 2021

While much of China’s COVID-19 messaging is in Mandarin and is targeted at bolstering domestic support, its English-language propaganda also serves a function, said Nick Monaco, a senior China analyst for the digital consulting firm Miburo Solutions.

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Protocol

The anatomy of a Chinese online hate campaign

April 09, 2021

“In China, one really interesting piece of context ... is the large base of human capital, human patriotic users who will be very willing to message on these things on their own,” Nick Monaco, director of China research at disinformation research company Miburo Solutions, told Protocol.Often, all these “patriots” need is a signal from above.

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