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Chris Zappone

Chris Zappone

Digital Foreign Editor, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald; Member, National Security College's Futures Hub; External Contributor

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Chris Zappone is Digital Foreign Editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and was an inaugural member of the National Security College’s Futures Hub in 2017. His focus has been on hybrid warfare, propaganda, cyber competition.

Chris was among the first in the media to report on the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 US election. He has presented on related subjects at SXSW in the US and testified to Parliament on the political risk of social media manipulation.

Chris writes about the interplay between technology and politics, economics, ideology, US politics, space and the future. He has also hosted podcasts including the forthcoming 'Dark Shining Moment', a look at Russia's historic online interference.  

Before working in international news, Chris reported on the economy and business at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. He also contributed stories on Australia’s political and economic news for the Nikkei Asian Review and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Prior to The Age, Chris worked at CNN Money and Fortune.