Disinformation Editor, BBC News
Rebecca is the BBC’s first Disinformation Editor. She leads teams based in the UK, Africa and India that observe, report and investigate disinformation trends, verify and debunk misinformation, and create digital material to help people recognise and avoid ‘fake news’. She developed and led the BBC’s verification effort of fake and misleading images during the Ukraine crisis.
Rebecca was a 2020/1 fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where she focused on how Public Service Media should learn from ‘bad actors’ to reach those currently missing accurate, impartial news and information.
A journalist for more than 20 years, Rebecca has advised the UK and EU governments and NATO StratCom on disinformation, and appeared as a speaker, moderator and panellist at international events on disinformation, security and media.