About me

I am a researcher with the Technology and Social Change Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, as well as a Doctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. I research information technology and security, with a focus on media manipulation, censorship, conflict, and civil society.

Last updated: September 8, 2022


I’ll be attending the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in Dublin this year, as well as presenting at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Cholula, Mexico. Details to come!

Select Writing

Gabrielle Lim, “Frustrating the State: Surveillance,Public Health, and the Role of Civil Society,” in Watching the Watchers: The New Frontier of Privacy and Surveillance under COVID-19 (Centre for Media, Technologyand Democracy, McGill University, 2020).

Gabrielle Lim, “The Risks of Exaggerating Foreign Influence Operations and Disinformation,” Centre for International Governance Innovation, August 7, 2020.

Alexei Abrahams and Gabrielle Lim, “Repress/Redress: What the ‘War on Terror’ Can Teach Us about Fighting Misinformation,” Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review 1, no. 5 (July 22, 2020), DOI: 10.37016/mr-2020-032.

Gabrielle Lim, “Securitize/Counter-Securitize: The Life and Death of Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act,” Data and Society Research Institute, 2020.

Gabrielle Lim, Matt Goerzen, Elizabeth Anne Watkins. “Entanglements and Exploits: Sociotechnical Security as an Analytic Framework,” USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI), 2019.

Gabrielle Lim, Etienne Maynier, John Scott-Railton, Alberto Fittarelli, Ned Moran, and Ron Deibert, “Burned After Reading: Endless Mayfly’s Ephemeral Disinformation Campaign,” Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, 2019.