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Brazil and Mexico: Domestic disinformation in the context of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought with it a wave of information, misinformation, and disinformation as it has spread through Latin America. In Brazil and Mexico, two of the region’s largest countries, responses to curbing the pandemic have exacerbated polarization and sparked pushback.

How have the administrations of Presidents Jair Bolsonaro and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador approached this pandemic? How has the spread of disinformation and misinformation about COVID-19 impacted citizens’ response to the crisis? And how can government, media, and civil society come together to tackle the dangers posed by misleading narratives?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Monday, April 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm EDT for a 360/virtual conversation on the real impacts of disinformation about COVID-19 in Brazil and Mexico.


Marco Aurelio Ruediger
Getulio Vargas Foundation – Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV-DAPP)

Roberta Braga
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Luiza Bandeira
Research Associate, Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab
Atlantic Council

Esteban Ponce de León
Research Assistant, Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab
Atlantic Council

Saiph Savage
Director, Human Computer Interaction Lab Department of Computer
Civic Innovation Lab, UNAM