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.
Capitol Mob May Say Trump Made Them Do It. But That Hasn’t Always Worked as a Defense.
A Kansas man who plotted to blow up Somalis argued that he was swayed by the president’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. He got 30 years.
FBI Counterterrorism Informant Spent a Decade Committing Fraud
While working to ensnare Muslims in FBI stings, Mohammed Agbareia preyed on the Islamic community as a con man.
FBI’s “Hamas” Sting Against Boogaloo Boys Was So Absurd That Even Hamas Spoke Out Against It
The sting against the so-called Boojahideen had the unusual result of international terrorism charges against domestic extremists.
The Threat WithinInformant Reveals FBI’s Already Vast Powers to Investigate Right-Wing Extremists
“I was just a human recording machine paid by the government to go into people’s lives and befriend them and find out what they were thinking.”