Ruurd Oosterwoud

Founder and CEO, DROG

Netherlands
Dutch, English, Russian

Founder and CEO, DROG

Netherlands
Dutch, English, Russian

Biography

Ruurd Oosterwoud is the founder and chief executive officer of DROG, a Dutch organization dedicated to combating disinformation. DROG uses an innovative, playful approach to help educate people on media literacy. Most recently, they created the game Bad News to help explain disinformation to the users of the website. While he was still in university, he wrote a set of recommendations for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on battling disinformation. He holds a master’s degree in Russian and Eurasian studies from the University of Leiden, where his graduate work focused on Russian disinformation.

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