Abbie Richards is a TikToker and TikTok disinformation researcher. She specializes in understanding how misinformation, conspiracy theories, and extremism spread on TikTok and creates educational content which explains these complex issues to a wider audience. She believes that understanding our new world of information is a right, not a privilege, and should therefore be as accessible as possible. So she puts it on TikTok. She's amassed a multi-platform following of over half a million people who are interested in learning about these issues.
Abbie is currently pursuing her MSc. where she studies the intersection of climate change and disinformation and she is a co-founder of EcoTok, an environmental Tiktok collective that specializes in social media-based climate communication.