Gabriel Pereira

Interview with Journalist Patrícia Campos Mello on WhatsApp and the 2018 Brazil Elections

7 May 2019

As part of our research on WhatsApp as a crucial communication platform in Brazil, Iago Bojczuk and I interviewed the renowned journalist Patricia Campos Mello, who exposed the case of illegal bulk messaging in the 2018 Brazilian elections.

This is part of the background research for our upcoming research article (alongside Prof. Lisa Parks) on WhatsApp in Brazil, which analyzes two specific …

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Speculating with predictive memory-making: The (Black) Box of Memories

8 Jan 2019

As a result of the Museum of Random Memory’s workshop at the European Science and Technology Studies Conference (EASST 2018) in Lancaster (UK), I co-wrote a blog post with Ramona-Riin Dremljuga and Kseniia Kalugina. In it, we experiment with speculative fiction as a critical method for thinking otherwise about possible futures (see where it started here).

We begin by presenting a speculative …

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Zap Zap, Who’s There? WhatsApp and the Spread of Fake News During the 2018 Elections in Brazil

8 Nov 2018

In this blog post co-authored with Iago Bojczuk, we discuss the influence of WhatsApp in the 2018 Brazilian Presidential elections. We review some of the research that was being done being done on the spread of fake news, and the context that WhatsApp occupies in Brazilian society.

From this blog post, we started a deeper (ongoing) research collaboration to better understand WhatsApp’s role …

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