Research & Social Media
As Research Coordinator, Rafael is responsible for projects analysing the impact of social media on elections and democratic discourse around the world. His portfolio entails the production of evidence to assess how disinformation, hate speech and political advertising play a role in countries like Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Libya, Myanmar, Ukraine and several EU countries. Before joining DRI, he researched at the Dahrendorf Forum in Berlin and was a Policy Fellow at Google in Panama City. He holds a Master’s of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of São Paulo.