Péter Krekó is a visiting fellow with the Engaging Central Europe program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, connected to the EU Horizon project AUTHLIB. His research project focuses on the social psychological processes of informational autocracies: regimes that can be successful through the manipulation of information. He is a social psychologist and political scientist with a strong interest in disinformation, political polarization, conspiracy theories, and malign foreign influence. He has published extensively on these topics in academic journals and the leading international press.

Péter is the director of the Political Capital Institute, a think tank in Budapest. It is currently the consortium leader for the Hungarian Digital Media Observatory, an anti-disinformation hub supported by the European Commission under the umbrella of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). He is member of the EDMO Expert Group on Structural Indicators for the Code of Practice on Disinformation

Péter is an associate professor (with habilitation) at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in Budapest, in the Department of Social Psychology and the Disinformation and Artificial Intelligence research lab. Earlier, he was a guest researcher with the Europe’s Futures—Ideas for Action program of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, a nonresident associate fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Institute of Policy Research, and a PopBack Fellow at the University of Cambridge. In 2016-2017, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the United States at the Central Eurasian Studies Department of Indiana University.