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Abbie Richards is a TikToker and TikTok misinformation researcher. She specializes in understanding how misinformation, conspiracy theories, and extremism spread on TikTok and she creates educational content that 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. She is also a co-founder of EcoTok, an environmental TikTok collective that specializes in social media-based climate communication. For her work as an online educator, Abbie was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 2023 cohort.

Abbie graduated from Colorado College in 2018 with a bachelor's in environmental science and in 2022 she earned a master's degree in climate studies from Wageningen University and Research where she researched the intersection between climate change and misinformation. 

In her free time, Abbie enjoys practicing hand balancing, cooking plant-based recipes, hanging out with her cats, and maintaining her obsession with houseplants.

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