Digital Democracy Room to monitor political debate in Latin America
FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) is relaunching its Digital Democracy Room project, which monitored political debate on social networks during Brazil’s 2018 presidential elections. The new edition will track public discussion during the elections in three other Latin American countries, besides Brazil: Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Weekly analyses will be issued about each of these countries, based on data about political debate collected on social networks.
To conduct this new phase of the project, FGV DAPP has local partners that will help to produce and divulge jointly produced content. These partners are Argentinean factchecking agency Chequeado, Colombian website Linterna Verde, and Ojo Público in Peru.
Everything produced by the Digital Democracy Room (also known as #ObservaAL) will be posted on a trilingual website, containing versions in Portuguese, Spanish and English, to be launched in November. Next year, FGV DAPP will also continue to monitor public opinion in Brazil on social networks.