Alessandro (Alex) Orlowski

Alessandro (Alex) Orlowski

Esperto di cyber propaganda


Alessandro (Alex) Orlowski boasts an impressive career focused on his expertise in analyzing online disinformation and defending democratic values on the internet.

He is the founder and CEO of Wateronmars, a former high-profile Italian innovation startup and currently a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME). The company specializes in big data analysis and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and has developed Metatron Analytics, a tool for Social Media/Web Listening/Big Data Analytics and OSINT that allows for precise monitoring of social networks and any kind of information circulating on the web, deep web, and dark web.

Over the last four years, Alex Orlowski has been repeatedly cited in Italian and European media for his investigations into Information Disorder strategies and propaganda techniques in Italy, Spain, and the United States, and how these practices are used to poison democracies and incite online hatred.

Alex Orlowski has been mentioned in several articles for his study on extremist organizations and digital strategies and their connection to local groups supporting disinformation efforts from countries outside the European community. In the last three years, he has appeared on Italian television programs such as Report, Piazza Pulita, Le Iene, SkyTG24, and Mezz’ora in più.

Before becoming an expert big data and OSINT analyst, Orlowski was an award-winning communication, marketing, and advertising specialist who worked across Europe; his career of over 20 years provided him the opportunity to work and live in the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Spain, and Ukraine. Beyond his entrepreneurial activities, he is also the president of a nonprofit organization called “Stophate and fake,” aimed at helping individuals and organizations defend themselves against hate speech, cyberbullying, and cyber attacks. He coordinates a team of volunteers that includes well-known debunkers, legal experts, and academics.