Mevan Babakar

Position and Company: CEO and Founder | Citizen Beta
Country: UK/Iraq

Mevan leads on automated factchecking at Full Fact, the UK’s independent factchecking charity. She is the founder of Citizen Beta, a civic tech community in London. She also helped build Bite the Ballot, a non-profit organisation that registers young people to vote. There she launched Britain’s first ever National Voter Registration Day which has registered half a million young people to vote. She graduated with a Masters in Bio-engineering from the University of Sheffield.

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