Arild Bergh

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Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) Kjeller,
Norway

Dr. Arild Bergh is a senior researcher in the Comprehensive Defence department at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). He has a PhD in sociology from the University of Exeter on the topic of conflict transformation. Prior to this, he worked for 20 years as a software developer in the UK, mainly in the area of database design and development. These complementary skills are used to research socio-technical issues that affect the Norwegian Armed Forces and civilian society. Currently, he works on influence operations in social media. The focus here is to understand how malign actors manipulate social media platforms, what they achieve, and how democracies can detect and tackle them. He is currently involved in NATO work on online information environment assessment.

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