Nina Schick

Nina Schick is an author, advisor and speaker, specialising in how technology is transforming politics and society in the 21st century.

Nina helps organisations and businesses understand and navigate the exponential technological changes of our age. She is an expert in synthetic media, cybersecurity and the geopolitics of technology.

Nina has advised global leaders including Joe Biden, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO. She also advises private companies, government agencies and NGOs.

Nina’s debut book, Deepfakes, was released in 2020. She has been published by the MIT Tech Review, The Times, UnHerd and TIME. In 2021, Nina will be appearing at TedX, CogX and WebSummit.

Nina speaks seven languages, and calls London, Berlin and Kathmandu home.

Expertise Areas:

  • Deepfakes and the Age of Synthetic Media
  • AI and the Future of Human Communication
  • The Geopolitics of Technology
  • Global Disinformation Wars
  • Trust in the Information Age
  • Fixing the Information Ecosystem


Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know

Nina Schick

Nina’s book Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know warns of impending information overload—branded the “Infocalypse”—and explains the dangerous political consequences of this, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. Nina will reveal how Deep Fakes will be used “to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud”, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are. In the book she will draw on her experience as a political advisor to tech companies and to global leaders including Joe Biden to tell readers what they need to do to prepare and protect themselves.

“Schick’s Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is a short, sharp book that hits you like a punch in the stomach.”

— Nick Cohen, The Observer

Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda.”

— Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times

“A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page.” 

— Iain Dale, broadcaster

“With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service…It’s your civic duty to read it.”

— Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics

“Gripping, alarming and morally vital.”

— Ian Dunt, Host of Remainiacs Podcast

“From porn to geopolitics, our reality is being undermined by a new generation of deep fakes and disinformation. This is the essential pocket guide to this new world, and a rallying call to arms.”

— Peter Pomerantsev, author, This is Not Propaganda