Erin Simpson is the associate director of Technology Policy at American Progress, where she’s working toward an open, generative, rights-respecting internet and effective democratic regulatory infrastructure. Simpson served as the civil society lead for the Computational Propaganda Research Project at the University of Oxford, where she supported international civil and human rights leaders in preparing for disinformation and advocated for improved platform regulation in the European Union, United Kingdom, and United States. She was the founding director of programs at Civic Hall Labs and a Microsoft Civic Tech fellow. A Marshall scholar and Truman scholar, Simpson holds degrees from the University of Chicago and the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.