• Research Associate, Latin America

Daniel Suárez Pérez

Daniel Suárez Pérez is a research associate for Latin America at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia.

As a Colombian journalist, Daniel has experience in armed conflict researches and journalism projects to investigate violence against local leaders and communities in Latin America. Daniel have been working in collaboration with organizations to promote data journalism and empower women in media, such as Chicas Poderosas, Hacks/Hackers and School of Data. Daniel research focus is identifying, exposing and explaining disinformation on digital media in Latin America.

August 2022

Colombian PR firms used Facebook ads to spread disinfo on presidential candidates

by Daniel Suárez Pérez

Facebook ads, websites, and fringe media spread disinformation about several candidates, including President Gustavo Petro.
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June 2022

Newly elected Colombian congressperson spread falsehoods on his YouTube channel prior to election

by Daniel Suárez Pérez

Elected congressman Jonathan Ferney Pulido Hernández posted misleading videos targeting Colombian President Iván Duque and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
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May 2022

Videos in Spanish created by Kremlin outlets reappear on YouTube despite restrictions

by Daniel Suárez Pérez, Esteban Ponce de León

Multiple channels used same branding of restricted pro-Kremlin media, garnering thousands of subscribers and views in less than a month.
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