Digital Democracy

Digitalization and the Public Sphere in Brazil

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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.
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Politics and Disinformation

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Upcoming topics

  • Public Sphere and Hate Speech

  • New Internet Regulation

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Studies

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,…

The Global Far Right

The Global Far Right

Brazil Establishes Own Ecosystem on Parler and Mimics American Far-Right Wing

This document presents the results of an analysis of the articulations and actions of radicalized groups in alternative social media platforms. The growing migration of users into this sociotechnical networks may be related to the more incisive measures being taken by big techs such as Facebook and…

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