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Thu, Aug 30, 2018

#ElectionWatch: URSAL, Illuminati, and Brazil’s YouTube Subculture

YouTube played an important role in the spread of the ­­United Socialist Republics of Latin America (URSAL) conspiracy theory in Brazil.

2018 Elections in Latin America by Luiza Bandeira

Brazil Disinformation

Luiza Bandeira is a Research Assistant 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.