Mariano Viola



Means is an ongoing “meta-project”, a container of ideas about digital goods artisanship. Currently it is a Medium publication, a folder in which some stories from my personal blog are collected.


Between 2018 and 2020 at Accurat, among other projects, I contributed to the publication of data-driven interactive reports such as the Disinformation Campaigns on Twitter based on a study commissioned by Knight Foundation representing how fake news spread on Twitter before, during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On the same topic I worked with my team to ship the Information Operations Archive which contains 10 million messages from Russian and Iranian state-sponsored influence operations on Twitter and Reddit in collaboration with Graphika.

Another report I contributed to and which is still related to U.S. presidential elections is The Hidden Tribes of America, a project launched by More in Common in late 2018 “to better understand the forces that drive political polarization and tribalism in the United States”.

If you liked these projects get in touch and let’s talk about them.