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Melissa Ryan

Visiting Fellow

Media Matters, Ctrl Alt-Right Delete, Factual Democracy Project

District of Columbia


Consumer Technology Government Journalism Policy Privacy

Melissa Ryan's work lives at the intersection of politics, media, and technology. For more than a decade she has been a staple in the progressive movement, helping progressives build and grow online communities. Ryan is currently visiting fellow at Media Matters for America, where she works alongside the researchers and writers studying the intersection of disinformation and technology, sharing her own expertise and identifying opportunities for content that benefits the public. She is the editor of Ctrl Alt-Right Delete, a weekly newsletter in partnership with Hope not hate devoted to understanding how the right operates online, which has more than 14,000 subscribers.

Ryan currently lives in Washington, DC. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @MelissaRyan.

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Keywords: fake news, information warfare, Cambridge Analytica, politics, elections, democratic party, progressive, misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, alt-right