Dr. Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian communication scholar, Dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. She is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Digital Media Observatory and of the European Commission expert group on Tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training. She was a visiting scholar at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (October 2108 – March 2019). In 2018, and served as a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation at the European Commission (2018).