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Ricardo Ribeiro Ferreira

Ricardo Ribeiro Ferreira
Ricardo Ribeiro Ferreira
Research Interests
State-media relations, Journalism and democracy, Media Capture, Disinformation, Populism, Social media and politics, Brazil

PhD candidate in Politics. Political communication and journalism studies researcher. Journalist, I also worked for the main Brazilian media outlets as a reporter, editor and international correspondent over 17 years. @000ricardo



MSc in Journalism and Communication
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (2017-2019)
Visiting researcher - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018) - Erasmus

BA in Social Communication - Journalism
Universidade Católica de Santos, Brazil (2002-2005)



Alcantara, J., and Ferreira, R. R. (2020). “Little flu” infodemic: an analysis on disinformation and coronavirus in Brazil. Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación1(145), 137-162.

Ferreira, R. R. (2019). Disinformation in electoral processes: a 2018 Brazilian election case study (masters dissertation). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ferreira, R. R. (2018). Network of lies: the spread of fake news in the Brazilian presidential pre-campaign. Observatorio (OBS*), 12(5), 139-162.



Disinformation in electoral processes. International Seminar Rethinking Brazilian journalism in times of populism and disinformation, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - January 13, 2020.

Hijacked democracy: Impacts of disinformation on social media in the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. VIII Oxbridge Conference on Brazilian Studies, University of Cambridge - October 5, 2019.


CiênciaVittae (Portugal)
CnpqLattes (Brazil)