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Thais Lobo

Researcher assistant KCL


Thais Lobo is a journalist and new media researcher. She holds a Masters in Digital Humanities from King's College London and her research interests are on the use of digital methods in the context of journalistic investigations around online platforms and digital cultures. Projects to which she contributed data collection and analysis have been published by the European Forest Institute, Politico, BuzzFeed News and First Draft.

She has years of professional experience in mainstream news outlets in Brazil and leading international think tanks. She worked as staff writer and junior editor for O Globo newspaper, as a researcher in the area of communication for public policies at Fundação Getulio Vargas, and as freelance journalist at Projeto Colabora. She also participated in evaluation projects by the NGO Think Olga and the Global Disinformation Index.

Content by Thais

Case studies
Investigating troubling content on Amazon

A team of researchers, journalists and students collaborated to investigate online conspiracy theories online. This is how they did it.