Dr. Caroline Orr-Bueno

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Dr. Caroline Orr-Bueno

Dr. Caroline Orr Bueno is a behavioral scientist and freelance journalist recognized internationally for her research on social media manipulation, online information warfare, human behavior, and far-right extremism. She received her Ph.D in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2020, and is currently working as a postdoc at the University of Maryland, where she studies cognitive security. Dr. Orr Bueno has amassed more than a decade of experience in academia conducting scientific research on the intersection of technology and media with human behavior and psychology.

In her work as a journalist and scholar, she has published extensively on topics including foreign and domestic information operations; digital manipulation; risk communication; health misinformation; the social-psychological functions of conspiracy theories; violence against women; online extremism and radicalization; and the weaponization of social media. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, as well as publications including Canada’s National Observer, Playboy, USA Today, National Observer, Byline Times, American Independent, and Arc Digital.