Monitorando o debate político das redes sociais no Brasil e, agora, em mais três países da América Latina.

The Digital Democracy Room is an initiative of FGV DAPP to monitor the public debate on the internet and fight disinformation strategies which threaten the integrity of political and electoral processes, seeking to strengthen the democratic institutions. 

In 2018, the project focused on the Brazilian elections, with daily analyses about the discussions on public policies, electoral topics and attempts to manipulate the political process, with the development of our own methodology which is now a reference worldwide. 

Today, the Digital Democracy Room has entered a new phase with Latin American partners to develop the applied research experience in other countries in the region, expanding its goal. The #ObvervaAL partners are the fact-checking agency Chequeado, in Argentina, the website Linterna Verde, in Colombia, and the investigative journalism vehicle Ojo Público, in Peru. The project now seeks to contribute to understanding the phenomenon of social networks, particularly the digitization of democracy.

About DAPP FGV

The Department of Public Policy Analysis is the center for social applied research at Fundação Getulio Vargas, and its goal is to promote innovation in public policies using technology, transparency and data analytics. Created in 2012, FGV DAPP has established itself as a reference in the Brazilian scenario for research and analysis using social networks, open data and interdisciplinary knowledge. The study “Bots, Social Networks and Politics in Brazil”, published in August 2017, produced a diagnosis of the presence of bots in key moments of Brazilian politics since 2014, causing a wide repercussion and becoming a reference in the debate about disinformation in the Brazilian context.

Since December 2017, FGV DAPP has participated, through its Director, Marco Aurélio Ruediger, of the Consultative Council on Internet and Elections of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), which discusses initiatives to mitigate the impact of disinformation practices in the electoral process.

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