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Olga Belogolova

Olga Belogolova

Adjunct Lecturer


Olga Belogolova leads policy for countering influence operations at Facebook, where she coordinates the company's IO disruptions effort. She teaches a course at The Alperovitch Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS on disinformation and influence in the digital age and previously taught at Georgetown University.

​Olga was previously a threat intelligence investigator at Facebook, identifying, tracking, and disrupting coordinated IO campaigns, leading work on Russia and Eastern Europe and specifically Internet Research Agency investigations between 2017 and 2019.

She previously worked as a journalist and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, National Journal, Inside Defense, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).



  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Eastern Europe


  • Disinformation
  • Influence Operations
  • Tech Policy
  • Cybersecurity


  • Russian
  • French
  • Italian