Fostering Community

Little progress will be made without a spirit of partnership between governments, the tech industry, media, academia, and civil society. PCIO aims to foster a community of multidisciplinary expertise across sectors related to understanding and countering influence operations. We do this by analysing the growing and diverse community committed to understanding and countering influence operations, while using our convening function to jointly solve policy problems and collaborate on research. Our work related to community development can be found below:

  • Stakeholder Mapping: This database features hundreds of efforts related to influence operations. This includes organizations, initiatives, and experts who are researching, teaching, or actively countering influence operations. For security reasons, this is a protected database. To gain access, please contact us at
  • Community Survey: This open survey aims to take the pulse of the influence operations research community, attempting to identify key influencers, baseline use of terms, and understand pressing challenges in countering influence operations. Findings will be published in a special report. Survey coming soon!
  • Influence Operations Researchers’ Guild: This Guild supports the development of a research community investigating influence operations, that is committed to defining and sharing best practices. New members are admitted to the Guild via a peer-reviewed application process. Click here to find out more.
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