Ryan Hartwig is a censorship Expert and Facebook whistleblower. He grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and spent time in Mexico City as a volunteer with a humanitarian organization. His love for Spanish motivated him to pursue a bachelor's degree in Spanish Linguistics. That expertise in Spanish led to him finding a job with Cognizant, where he monitored and moderated social media activity for Facebook throughout the United States and Latin America.
Ryan was a content moderator for nearly two years working for Cognizant, subcontracted by Facebook in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked in queues for Latin America and also North America, and reviewed and deleted groups, pages, posts, comments, and videos for Facebook and Instagram. Ryan currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of Arizona State University.