FGV DAPP debates challenges of social network analysis for elections in European Union initiative
On February 21 and 22, FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (DAPP) attended an event in Brussels, promoted by the Supporting Democracy project, with the aim of discussing and contributing to the development of a methodology for monitoring social networks in elections by civic groups. The program is funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium composed of three institutions: Democracy Reporting International (DRI), Sofreco, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
On the occasion, FGV DAPP’s research coordinator, Amaro Grassi, presented the work developed by the area in the Digital Democracy Room during the 2018 elections. Over 100 days, the #observa2018 project analyzed over 130 million tweets and 163 million interactions on the pages of the 13 presidential candidates, as well as public data from Instagram and YouTube.
The event brought together researchers and election observers to carry out an assessment of recent experiences in the digital field.