Digital Democracy

Digitalization and the Public Sphere in Brazil

About the Project

The project Digitalization and Democracy in Brazil is a partnership between the Department of Public Policy Analysis of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV DAPP) and the German Embassy in Brazil. The project will run until 2022 and take advantage of FGV DAPP’s experience with research applied to social networks and expertise in public policy analysis developed over the past decade. The goal is to develop strategies to fight and understand the new and imminent challenges faced by the Brazilian democracy, which is now represented by an established scenario of digital extremism and its consequences for society. To that end, the project focuses first and foremost on the strengthening of democratic values and on the development of the necessary mechanisms and knowledge to promote a digital public debate that is consistent and fruitful.

Over the next months, FGV DAPP will maintain the constant publication of new documents and research on the impact of disinformation on the national political scenario, touching on different spheres of the digital ecosystem and of the online debate on public policies in the country. The proposal also includes the development of research and analysis methodologies on social networks, as well as studies, workshops and webinars with the participation of important actors of the public discussion about the topic, focusing on fundamental issues for the maturity and improvement of democratic and institutional relations.




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