Tarunima Prabhakar

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I am a researcher working at the intersection of technology, policy and global development.

Since 2019, I have focused on growing Tattle, a project I co-founded. Tattle builds citizen centric tools and datasets to respond to inaccurate and harmful content in India. For the most part, my job is to make sure that things at Tattle are organized enough for others to function and thrive in the space (i.e. I am the Tattle house-elf). Ocassionally, I'll get to work with the data Tattle collects. Even less frequently, I'll find time to write on misinformation, platforms and moderation.

In another life, I studied the deployment of behavioural credit scoring algorithms towards financial inclusion goals. In yet another life, I worked on ICTD and Data driven development projects with non-profits and tech companies in Asia and the United States.

I have taught STEM related concepts to primary school (science and math), high school (makerspace tools/coding) and university (statistics) students. I am always up for a no-agenda conversation about open-source movements, citizen science and STEM education.


For Tattle related matters, please email me at tarunima@tattle.co.in. For everything else, I'll be at t@tarunima.com.