Updated on
May 11, 2022

Radar is a project which uses a combination of algorithms and manual research to find posts related to three themes over a wide variety of social media platforms in Brazil. This allows Aos Fatos to map out the flow of disinformation and make predictions.

Researchers feed linguistic clues into the algorithmic tools, and they surface potential instances of disinformation. These posts are rated numerically based on what signals they include which are related to known false narratives, with scores under 5 likely to be disinformation. This process generates data about terms associated with disinformation, networks of disinformation, trending narratives, and the use of and collaboration between different platforms.