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Oktober 2021

The Business of Disinformation

The next Leibniz Media Lunch Talk will be presented by the Digital Disinformation Hub at HBI. Eliana Quiroz, Bolivian guest researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institut, will talk about "The Business of Disinformation". 

The Lunch Talk is part of the DigDisHub Series "Political Crisis and Disinformation in Latin America". In this series, the Digital Disinformation Hub takes a closer look at the debate on disinformation practices in Latin America by spotlighting theoretical contributions from Latin American researchers and exploring specific regional contexts.
Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller will provide the introduction. The event will be held in English.


12:30 bis 1:30 p.m.


The event will take place online via Zoom. After the registration you will receive the dial-in data by mail shortly before the event starts.

About the Talk

During election campaigns and political crises, marketing companies and other web providers are hired for legitimate and illegitimate web propaganda services. These activities are part of the political battlefield but have further implications than affecting the reputation of the political actors, they go against democracy and minorities. In this presentation we offer some research advances on paradigmatic cases in the world and in Latin America to understand how the disinformation business ecosystem works.

About the Speaker

Eliana Quiroz is a Bolivian guest researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research from June until November 2021. She is working with Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller on the ecosystem of disinformation that was set during the recent Bolivian political crisis (October 2019 to October 2020). Eliana Quiroz is a Ph.D. student at the Universidad Major de San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of disinformation against disadvantaged populations.

Leibniz Media Lunch Talks 

At the Leibniz Media Lunch Talk, researchers present current topics, preliminary findings from their research projects or doctoral theses in a relaxed atmosphere. 

About the Digital Disinformation Hub

Considering the Institute’s long tradition in interdisciplinary media studies, the Digital Disinformation Hub is a research project aiming at strengthening the Institute’s contributions to this debate. This is to be achieved by promoting multidisciplinary collaborations between researchers, by gathering and systematically bringing together internal and external research expertise in the field of disinformation, by promoting conceptual and epistemological approaches to disinformation, and by building external collaborations.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Online via Zoom

Contact person

Dr. Wiebke Schoon
Research Transfer and Events

Dr. Wiebke Schoon

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 50
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 77

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