Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer for The Intercept and a 2020 ASU Future Security Fellow at New America. He is also executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and author of “The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.” His 2015 TED Talk, “How this FBI strategy is actually creating U.S.-based terrorists,” has been viewed more than 1 million times and translated into more than 20 languages. A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards, Aaronson has won the Molly National Journalism Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award. His work for The Intercept has won honors from the Online Journalism Awards for investigative data journalism and feature writing.
The 9/11 WarsAn FBI Informant’s Unlikely Role in Upcoming Supreme Court Case on Surveillance of Muslims
Craig Monteilh’s affidavit is central to one of the most significant legal challenges to the FBI’s post-9/11 surveillance of Muslims.
FBI Terrorism Stings: Two Decades of National Security Theater
Since 9/11, the FBI has used a tactic that often entraps people who pose no substantial risk — but rarely stops real threats.
FBI Spy Planes Monitored a Single Suspect for Nearly 429 Hours
A federal court filing gives an unprecedented window into the FBI’s use of spy planes for wall-to-wall surveillance on a suspect.
An American ISIS Fighter Describes the Caliphate’s Final Days — and His Own
A new documentary podcast from The Intercept and Topic Studios offers the most detailed account yet of an American who lived and died inside the Islamic State.