Investigative Reporter, Haaretz
Omer Benjakob is an investigative journalist for Haaretz in Israel focused on the intersection of politics and technology. He covers disinformation, cyber and surveillance and has participated in a number of international investigations, among them Project Pegasus, "Flight of the Predator" (Shortlisted for EU Press Award for investigation of year (2023)) and “Team Jorge: Agents of Chaos” - an undercover investigation into the disinformation for hire industry. He is also a researcher and his writing on Wikipedia has been published in Wired UK, the Columbia Journalism Review and MIT Press, as well as academic journals. As a reporter, he helped reveal the longest standing hoax in Wikipedia's history and is now developing the story into a documentary podcast called "How Do You Fake a Death Camp". He is also a lecturer and public speaker.