Chris Dehghanpoor

Washington, D.C.

Open-source Investigative Reporter
Chris Dehghanpoor is an investigative reporter at The Washington Post specializing in open-source research. Dehghanpoor has worked as an information security engineer for Twitch, Amazon and, most recently, Google. For nearly three years, he has been reporting on disinformation campaigns under the Twitter handle Trapezoid of Discovery. In 2023, he left tech to pursue investigative reporting full time.
Latest from Chris Dehghanpoor

Alleged leaker fixated on guns and envisioned ‘race war’

Previously unpublished videos and documents reviewed by The Washington Post reveal Jack Teixeira’s preparations for a violent social conflict, his racist thinking and a deep suspicion of the government he served.

May 14, 2023

Mike Lindell’s firm told to pay $5 million in ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ election-fraud challenge

The MyPillow founder and election denier offered the money to anyone who could disprove his claim about data he said showed China manipulated the 2020 U.S. election.

April 20, 2023