Digital Resilience in Latin America: Automation, Disinformation, & Polarization

March 28, 2019 - 9:00 am

1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Thursday, March 28, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters

1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread of false information at alarming rates – facilitated by politicians, non-state actors, or even our own families and friends – are more effective and worrisome than ever. With this trend unlikely to change, how can we detect and combat this borderless phenomenon? What's next in the fight against disinformation?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Thursday, March 28, from 9:00 to 11:00 am EST for a glance at polarization, automation and disinformation in Latin America, as well as a look at lessons learned from the region’s 2018 elections.

Following our year-long effort, the conversation will also lay out a vision for fostering digital resilience as the world prepares for major elections in Argentina, the European Union, India, Indonesia and beyond.

The event will mark the launch of our latest report: "Disinformation in Democracies: Strengthening Digital Resilience in Latin America"



Katie Harbath

Public Policy Director, Global Elections


Carl Woog

Director and Head of Communications 


Andrew Sollinger

Publisher, Foreign Policy 

Foreign Policy Group

Gerardo de Icaza

Director of the Department of Electoral

Cooperation and Observation

Organization of American States (OAS)

Carlos Cortés


Linterna Verde (Colombia)

Tania Montalvo

Executive Editor

Animal Político;


Verificado 2018 (Mexico)

Amaro Grassi

Lead Coordinator, Digital Democracy Room

Department of Public Policy Analysis,

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-DAPP)


Francisco Brito Cruz


InternetLab (Brazil)

Graham Brookie

Director and Managing Editor

Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)

Atlantic Council

Roberta Braga

Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council 

-Registration is Required-