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Operation Secondary Infektion

Sat, Jun 22, 2019

Operation Secondary Infektion

A Russian-based information operation used fake accounts, forged documents, and dozens of online platforms to spread stories.

Report by Nika Aleksejeva, Lukas Andriukaitis, Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Graham Brookie, Eto Buziashvili, Andy Carvin, Kanishk Karan, Ben Nimmo, Iain Robertson, and Michael Sheldon

Disinformation English

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Disinformation in Democracies: Strengthening Digital Resilience in Latin America

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 […]

Report by Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Roberta Braga, Jose Luis Peñarredonda, Maria Fernanda Pérez Argüello

Disinformation Latin America

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

#ElectionWatch: Partisan Debate and Electoral Violence in Brazil

On October 7, a few hours after a runoff between the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad was announced, capoeira master Moa do Katende was stabbed to death in a bar.

2018 Elections in Latin America by Luiza Bandeira

Brazil Disinformation

Luiza Bandeira is a Research Assistant for Latin America at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia.

Luiza Bandeira is a Brazilian multimedia journalist with 10 years’ experience. She has worked for the BBC World Service, in London, and with some of the most important news outlets in Brazil, such as Folha de S.Paulo and Nexo. During the 2018 elections, Luiza was the leader of El Poder de Elegir Brasil, a fact-checking project focused on WhatsApp. She is currently a researcher for the DFRLab (Digital Forensics Research Lab), a center of the DC-based think tank Atlantic Council. As a researcher, she investigates disinformation campaigns in Latin America. She has obtained an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.