• Associate Editor and Research Associate, Latin America

Luiza Bandeira

Luiza Bandeira is the associate editor and a research associate for Latin America at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia.

Luiza Bandeira is a Brazilian multimedia journalist with 10 years’ experience. She has worked for the BBC World Service, in London, and with some of the most important news outlets in Brazil, such as Folha de S.Paulo and Nexo. During the 2018 elections, Luiza was the leader of El Poder de Elegir Brasil, a fact-checking project focused on WhatsApp. She is currently a researcher for the DFRLab (Digital Forensics Research Lab), a center of the DC-based think tank Atlantic Council. As a researcher, she investigates disinformation campaigns in Latin America. She has obtained an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.

March 2022

Russian War Report: Global crackdown on Russian state-affiliated media continues as Russia blocks Facebook

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, governments and corporations have implemented new regulations and policies to mitigate the reach of Russian state-affiliated media within their borders and on their services. 
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January 2022

Twitter accounts disproportionately amplified Chilean presidential candidate hashtags

by Esteban Ponce de León, Luiza Bandeira

Analysis of hashtags supporting both presidential candidates shows activity highly concentrated among a small percentage of accounts.
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December 2021

How the Chilean elections unfolded on Twitter

by Luiza Bandeira, Esteban Ponce de León

“Far-right” and “far-left” were among the most used terms, with pro-Kast hashtags prevailing.
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