Program Director, Public Tech Leadership Collaborative

Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson examines how vulnerabilities in sociotechnical systems are exploited to capture public discourse, fracture democratic institutions, and what a resilient societal response might look like.

Charley Johnson leads the Public Tech Leadership Collaborative at Data & Society. Previously, Charley led the organization’s Disinformation Action Lab, and once upon a time, co-founded and ultimately led the Center for Digital Development at USAID.

He’s an adjunct professor at George Washington University, and a graduate of the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) and the Harvard Kennedy School. Also, he’s an obnoxiously proud uncle.