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Samantha North is a PhD candidate at the University of Bath. Her research focuses on how the visual web is used in disinformation and hate speech, and how it affects public perceptions of minority groups.

Samantha has lived and worked in Turkey, China, Qatar, South Korea, the US, and the UK. She has travelled extensively across the Middle East – including Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar and the UAE – as well as in Southeast Asia and Europe.

She is a proficient speaker of Mandarin Chinese, knows enough Turkish to get by, and is currently learning Arabic.