Samba Dialimpa Badji is a Research Fellow in the DD-MAC project and PhD candidate at Oslomet University. He holds a Masters Degree in Defence Peace and Security and a BA in journalism. Before joining DD-MAC project, Samba worked for Africa Check, a fact-checking organisation working on tackling misinformation and promoting media literacy in Africa. Samba’s research focuses on the role of digital media in the armed conflicts in Ethiopia and Mali. He is interested in understanding how digital media affect the way the armed conflicts in Ethiopia and Mali are portrayed and how disinformation and hate speech are propagated and their consequences on the conflict.