Mevan Babakar is the News and Information Credibility Lead at Google, working to tackle misinformation globally. In 2023 Mevan was selected by the Obama Foundation as an Obama Leader for Europe.

Mevan was previously deputy CEO of Full Fact, the UK’s independent fact checking charity. She founded Full Fact’s automated fact checking team which built AI technologies to help scale the work of fact checkers. This work went on to win the Google AI Impact Challenge. The tools that were developed are now being used by fact checkers around the world. Mevan also sat on the board of the International Fact Checking Network, which oversees 300 fact checking organisations worldwide.