Yaёl Eisenstat

Center for Technology & Society

As Vice President of the Center for Technology & Society, Yaёl Eisenstat leads ADL’s effort to hold tech companies accountable for hate and extremism on their platforms. She works to ensure that online spaces are safe, respectful and inclusive, and helps to lift the voices and experiences of those most impacted by online hate and harassment.

Yaёl joined ADL in October 2022 after spending more than two decades protecting our democracy – including as an intelligence officer, diplomat, and White House advisor. She joined Facebook in 2018 as the head of global elections integrity for political ads, following several years as a vocal critic of the harms that social media has inflicted on democracy and societies worldwide. After leaving Facebook six months later, she spoke openly about the company’s inability to meet its responsibility to secure elections, and she has continued to push for changes in the tech industry.

Yaёl also served as senior advisor at the Institute for Security and Technology, where she co-chaired the “Digital Cognition and Democracy Initiative.” She was a Future of Democracy Fellow at Berggruen Institute in 2021-2022, a Researcher-In-Residence at Betalab in 2020-2021 and a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech’s Digital Life Initiative. She was also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. Yael holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.