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Broderick McDonald

University of Oxford

Broderick McDonald is an Associate Fellow at Kings College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford examining extremism, disinformation, and online harms. He previously served as a Special Advisor in Parliament and as a researcher with the Non-Partisan Parliamentary Group for Genocide Prevention. Prior to this, he was a Fellow with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and Executive Editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal. Broderick is an Associate Member of Chatham House, the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET) and the Extremism and Gaming Research Network (EGRN), and the All Tech is Human Responsible AI Working Group. Brody was recently named as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is a Fellow with the Aspen Institute UK. His research spans the ideological spectrum and he has conducted fieldwork across the Middle East and North Africa region. As Co-Founder of the Oxford Disinformation & Extremism Lab, he works on researcher safety training and monitoring emerging technologies including Generative Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, and Weaponised Drones.

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Research Interests

  • Conflict

  • Extremism

  • Disinformation

  • Online Harms

  • Researcher Safety

  • State Influence Campaigns


Recent Publications​

The Use of Generative AI in Disinformation & Extremism

Oxford Disinformation & Extremism Lab (OxDEL)

Broderick McDonald

Counter-Terrorism in the Sahel: The Wagner Group's Growing Shadow

United States Military Academy at West Point (Modern War Institute)

Broderick McDonald, Guy Fiennes

The Future of Al Qaeda, ISIL, and the Global Jihadi-Salafi Movement

Oxford Disinformation & Extremism Lab (OxDEL)

Broderick McDonald

AI Content Moderation and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms

Global Network on Extremism & Technology, Kings College London

Broderick McDonald

How Far Right Extremists Respond to Failed Predictions

Global Network on Extremism & Technology, Kings College London

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