Research & Social Media
Rafael Goldzweig joined Democracy Reporting International in October 2018 as the Research Coordinator, where he monitors the impact of social media on elections and referenda around the world. His work entails the development of methodologies and data analysis & visualisation to assess how social media impacts public discourse, offering recommendations on how to turn the online environment into a more open and democratic space. Prior to joining DRI, he worked for the Dahrendorf Forum, a Berlin based think-tank, where he researched the interaction between regulation, new technologies and democracy. Rafael was a Google Policy Fellow and a DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Program Scholar. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations (University of São Paulo) and a Master of Public Policy (Hertie School of Governance). Rafael speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.