Our Work
Our work is explicitly Latino, connects disciplines and regions (the U.S. and Latin America), and addresses the root causes of belief and behavior.
Research and Analysis
DDIA uses narrative analysis, open source investigations, public opinion research, and information-sharing between disciplines across the Americas to deepen understanding of Latinos and information landscapes in the U.S. and Latin America.
Public Opinion Research
DDIA conducts polls, surveys, focus groups and interviews to develop theories about what is unique to Latinos when it comes to information integrity and information disorder online.
We use public opinion research to:
Shape understanding of the psychological, social, and systemic drivers of information and disinformation cycles.
Determine the extent to which disinformation, misinformation, propaganda and extremist content penetrate and impact Latinos’ beliefs, behaviors, and democratic engagement (and vice versa).
Research insights inform resilience-building interventions for communities across the Americas. These insights also serve as a resource for policymakers, civil society, and media looking to shape better programming decisions that impact Latino and Latin American communities.
Social listening and OSINT investigations
DDIA uses social listening, media monitoring, and OSINT techniques to shed light on how Latino communities are exposed to and targeted with information within platforms, messaging apps, and websites across the U.S. and Latin America.
Issues and Narratives
Platforms and Apps
Reports and Publications
DDIA reports and publications contribute to the development of a set of theories on what is unique to Latinos and Latin Americans when it comes to information disorder online.
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Report
Digital Disruption: Milei’s Online Path to the Presidency

This report analyzes, from an open-source standpoint, the use of humor, memes, and captivating visuals by Javier Milei, his campaign, and some of his most vocal supporters on video-centric platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok in the lead-up to and during the 2023 presidential elections in Argentina. 

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Jan 22, 2024·17 min read
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A Review of Academic Literature on U.S. Latinos and Disinformation

To assess the state of research on U.S. Latinos and Disinformation, DDIA conducted a multilevel literature review of peer-reviewed academic research published in the last 5 years.

Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez, PhD
Aug 1, 2023·23 min read
Capacity-Building
DDIA is working to strengthen a healthier internet by applying research to practical solutions and interventions that reflect and serve the needs of Latino communities.

We use our research to guide those working directly with communities on framing of narratives, inoculation exercises, depolarization workshops, media and digital literacy training, or other interventions. We also connect what has worked in one context to other contexts.
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External Resources
What We Are Reading
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