Huib Modderkolk

Huib Modderkolk (b.1982) is an investigative journalist for the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant. He is a frequent guest on the popular talkshow De Wereld Draait Door where he explains the complexities of the digital world in simple terms. Modderkolk won the Dutch-Belgian investigative award De Loep in 2018. His reports have been taken up by NY Times, Washington Post, Reuters, CNN, The Guardian, BBC, Der Spiegel, France24 and many other media sources. He has collaborated with The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, NY Times and The Intercept.

The Invisible Digital War

The Invisible Digital War

(Podium, 2019, 272 pages)

Six years ago Huib Modderkolk began investigating the digital world. He gradually formed a picture of how systems built for free communication are exploited for espionage and manipulation, and unearthed secret operations by the Dutch, American and Russian intelligence services. His most important conclusion? We are vulnerable: computer systems control access to our most basic human needs.

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