Benjamin Shultz

Disinformation & Artificial Intelligence Researcher

Curriculum vitae


Ben has written a number of academic and policy publications, in areas ranging from disinformation, to health policy, to cybersecurity, and presented his research in settings across the U.S. and Europe. A selection of his peer-reviewed and policy papers are featured below.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shultz, B. (2024). An Entity-Aware Approach to Logical Fallacy Detection in Kremlin Social Media Content. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors (pp. 766-769). ASONAM'23: International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (Kusadasi, Türkiye). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI:10.1145/3625007.3627988
Shultz, B. (2023). In the Spotlight: The Russian Government’s Use of Official Twitter Accounts to Influence Discussions About its War in Ukraine. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia AI against Disinformation (pp. 45-51). ICMR ’23: International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (Thessaloniki, Greece). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI:10.1145/3592572.3592843

Conference Presentations

Ettinger, J. & Shultz, B. (2023, September 20-22). Enhanced Sentiment Analysis for Detecting Extreme Content Online . 3rd Annual Informed Democracy & Social-Cybersecurity Conference (IDeaS), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ettinger, J., Koralnik, S., Margolin, M., et al., Shultz, B. (2023, September 20-22). Antisemitic Hate Groups: Associated Narratives, Entities, Infrastructures, Sentiments, and Emotions. 3rd Annual Informed Democracy & Social-Cybersecurity Conference (IDeaS), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hodges, E. & Shultz, B. (2021, November 10-14). Responding to Ransomware Attacks in the Healthcare & Public Health Critical Infrastructure Sector. Cybersecurity Awareness Worldwide 2021 Policy Competition (CSAW’21), New York University, New York, N.Y.
Shultz, B. (2019, May 2). Examining Differences in Health Outcomes Across Varying Welfare Regimes. 44th Annual Social Science Student Symposium (S4), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca.

Policy Publications

Generative AI: What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About the New Frontier of Drug Discovery. 10 April 2023. Brief prepared for the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.

Law Enforcement Navigates Criminal Activity in Virtual Reality. 22 September 2022. Case study in the World Customs Organization Western Europe Magazine.

Trafficking via Online Video Games. 23 June 2022. Case study in the World Customs Organization's 2021 Illicit Trade Report. EN, FR

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