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Here are some recent publications:

Soares, F. B., Gruzd, A., Mai, P. 2023. Falling for Russian propaganda: Understanding the factors that contribute to belief in pro-Kremlin disinformation on social media. Social Media + Society, 9(4). DOI:

Soares, F. B. 2023. From Sharing Misinformation to Debunking It: How Coordinated Image Text Sharing Behaviour is Used in Political Campaigns on Facebook. In: Ceolin, D., Caselli, T., Tulin, M. Disinformation in Open Online Media, MISDOOM 2023, 45-59. DOI:

Soares F. B., Gruzd A., Jacobson J., Hodson J. 2023. To troll or not to troll: Young adults’ anti-social behaviour on social media. PLOS ONE, 18, 5, e0284374. DOI:

Gruzd, A., Soares, F. B., Mai, P. 2023. Trust and Safety on Social Media: Understanding the Impact of Anti-Social Behavior and Misinformation on Content Moderation and Platform Governance. Social Media + Society. DOI:

Stumpf, E., Volcan, T., Soares, F. B. 2023. “Made in China”: disinformation and Sinophobia on Facebook during the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. Revista (Con)Textos Linguísticos, 17(37). DOI:

Soares, F. B., Salgueiro. I., Bonoto, C., Vinhas, O. 2022. YouTube as a source of information about unproven drugs for Covid-19: the role of the mainstream media and recommendation algorithms in promoting misinformation. Brazilian Journalism Research, 18, 3, 462–491. DOI:

Gruzd, A., Mai, P., Soares, F. B. 2022. How Coordinated Link Sharing Behavior and Partisans’ Narrative Framing Fan the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 12, 118. DOI:

Recuero, R., Soares, F. 2022. #VACHINA: How Politicians Help to Spread Disinformation About COVID-19 Vaccines. Journal of Digital Social Research, 4, 1, p. 73-97. DOI:

Recuero, R., Soares, F. B., Vinhas, O., Volcan, T., Hüttner, L. R. G., Silva, V. 2022. Bolsonaro and the Far Right: How Disinformation About COVID-19 Circulates on Facebook in Brazil. International Journal of Communication, 16.

Recuero, R., Volcan, T., Soares, F., Vinhas, O., Huttner, L. R. 2022. Framing Covid-19: how fact-checking circulate on the Facebook far-right. In: Correia, J. C., Jerónimo, P., Amaral, I. Disinformation Studies: Perspectives from an Emerging Field.

Soares, F. B., Recuero, R., Volcan, T., Fagundes, G., Sodré, G. 2021. Research note: Bolsonaro’s firehose: How Covid-19 disinformation on WhatsApp was used to fight a government political crisis in Brazil. Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review, 2, 1.

Soares, F. B., Recuero, R. 2021. Hashtag Wars: Political Disinformation and Discursive Struggles on Twitter Conversations During the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Campaign. Social Media + Society, 7, 2.

Soares, F., Recuero, R. 2021. How the Mainstream Media Help to Spread Disinformation about Covid-19. M/C Journal, 24, 1.

Recuero, R., Soares, F., Zago, G. 2021. Polarization, Hyperpartisanship, and Echo Chambers: How the disinformation about COVID-19 circulates on Twitter, Contracampo, 40, 1.

Recuero, R., Soares, F., Vinhas, O. 2021. Discursive strategies for disinformation on WhatsApp and Twitter during the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. First Monday, 26, 1.

Recuero, R., Soares, F. B., Gruzd, A. 2020. Hyperpartisanship, Disinformation and Political Conversations on Twitter: The Brazilian Presidential Election of 2018. In Proceedings of the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, p. 569-578.

Recuero, R., Zago, G., Soares, F. 2019. Using Social Network Analysis and Social Capital to Identify User Roles on Polarized Political Conversations on Twitter. Social Media + Society, 5, 2.

Soares, F. B., Recuero, R., Zago, G. 2019. Asymmetric Polarization on Twitter and the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Elections. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society, 67-76.

Soares, F. B., Recuero, R., Zago, G. 2018. Influencers in Polarized Political Networks on Twitter. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, 168-177.