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



Regulation of Digital Platforms

Regulation of Digital Platforms

A contribution to the analysis of the national debate in the context of a global challenge

Abstract: This study investigated the public debate on Twitter about the regulation of digital platforms on social networks. There were 1.14 million mentions to the topic between February 1 and April 6, 2022. Our goal was to understand how this topic has been approached on social networks within the…

Online Disinformation and Questioning of Election Results

Online Disinformation and Questioning of Election Results

Fifteen months of posts about electronic voting machine fraud and auditable printed votes on Facebook

Abstract: This study analyzed posts with accusations of fraud in electronic voting machines and defense of printed auditable votes published on Facebook between November 2020 and January 2022. We sought to find the most frequent and popular posts, actors and links in terms of interactions over these…

(Pseudo)Science and the Public Sphere

(Pseudo)Science and the Public Sphere

Scientific Claims about Covid-19 on Twitter

Abstract: The study analyzes publications on Twitter that claim scientific status in order to bring forth arguments of authority in messages regarding Covid-19, including the adhesion or criticism of protective measures, the application or non-application of vaccines, degree of danger of the virus,…

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