• Research Associate, Latin America

Esteban Ponce de León

Esteban Ponce de León is a research associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia.

Ponce de León has worked as a data scientist and has a passion for deep learning, artificial intelligence, and digital research. His work focuses understanding online mis- and disinformation in Latin America, as well as developing open-source tools and methods to enhance open research. In his spare time, Ponce de León enjoys rock climbing and trekking. 

August 2023

Far-right Twitter network targets Guatemala’s presidential election

by Esteban Ponce de León

Twitter network backed Guatemala’s Public Ministry amidst attempts to suspend political party Movimiento Semilla
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June 2023

Mexico’s president weaponizes narratives against media to combat criticism

by Estefanny Perez Duque, Esteban Ponce de León

AMLO’s morning press conferences foster a polarized environment encouraging mistrust in media and electoral institutions
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June 2023

Coordinated Telegram channels aggregate anti-Ukrainian news from around the globe

by Givi Gigitashvili, Esteban Ponce de León

Network promotes anti-Ukrainian news from multiple countries while heavily amplifying content from a Telegram channel allegedly affiliated with Yevgeny Prigozhin's RIA FAN news agency
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