Craig Ryder is a digital anthropologist concerned with disinformation, social media and the nascent technology of synthetic media. Building on his journalism experience in Sri Lanka, Craig’s PhD research looks to not only understand the impact of fake news on democracy but how communities are mitigating its effect.


2020–ongoing (MPhil-PhD) “Algorithms @ War: How is Trust Being Renegotiated in Post-Truth Sri Lanka” – Digital Anthropology, SOAS, University of London

2018-2020 (MA) Distinction – Global Digital Cultures – Media Department, SOAS, University of London

2008-2011 (BA) First Class – Social Anthropology – University of Sussex


Co-founder CHASE Digital Methods Network

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