Digital Democracy

Digitalization and the Public Sphere in Brazil

The project Digitalization and Democracy in Brazil is a partnership between the Department of Public Policy Analysis of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV DAPP) and the German Embassy in Brazil. The goal is to develop strategies to fight and understand the new and imminent challenges faced by the Brazilian democracy, which is now represented by an established scenario of digital extremism and its consequences for society.


Politics and Disinformation


Upcoming topics

  • Public Sphere and Hate Speech

  • New Internet Regulation



Digital Congress in Focus

A monitoring of Congress representatives on Facebook

Abstract: The study focused on the activities of federal deputies and senators on Facebook, analyzing prominent topics and key players from February 1 to October 31, 2023. This analysis was a conti...

2022 Elections, Disinformation, and Attacks on the Electoral System

2022 Elections, Disinformation, and Attacks on the Electoral System

Repercussions of the digital public debate in the 2022 Brazilian presidential elections

Abstract: This report provides an overview of the public debate regarding the 2022 presidential election, focusing on the circulation of disinformation and the anti-democratic mobilizations that directly questioned the legitimacy of the electoral process. The information contained herein originates…

September 7 Mobilizations

September 7 Mobilizations

Highlights and information flows in the digital environment

Abstract: The goal of this report is to present an overview of the public debate about the antidemocratic mobilizations associated with September 7, the Brazilian Independence Day, which were intensified due to the presidential race in October 2022. Based on data collected on Twitter and Facebook, w…

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