How can civil society organizations prepare to reduce a disinformation campaign’s impact

Oct 29, 2020

The question about the limits on the people who promote products on social media remains incomplete.

Influencers and cannabis brownies

Oct 29, 2020

The question about the limits on the people who promote products on social media remains incomplete.

Vaccines, influencers and guinea pigs: where is the conversation about the Covid-19 vaccine in Colombia?

Oct 22, 2020

The digital public debate about the Covid-19 vaccine is based on incomplete fragments of information that are often taken out of context. In this post, we talk about the role that influencers can have in talking about these types of issues, about the risk of alarmist headlines and we take a look at the conversation coming from the Government.

Journalism reinvented

Sept 30, 2020

Social media is not only setting the news agenda: it is questioning journalism

Are we going to import QAnon?

Sep 17, 2020

Whether we become vulnerable to QAnon depends on the megaphones of some politicians and influencers.

What if the vaccine comes and people don’t want to get it?

Jul 22, 2020

If we don’t start building trust now, it won’t be easy to convince people to get vaccinated.

The electoral campaign and social networks

Jul 22, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 we discussed the electoral campaign, social medial, manipulation, trends and influence, in the context of a resolution by the National Electoral Council.

Zoom, the new panopticon

Jun 11, 2020

The everyday nature of microphones and cameras exposes us to new forms of digital intrusion and voyeurism.

CoronApp and the technology myth

May 21, 2020

Ivan Duque’s government wanted to set up the idea that the unexpected use of technology could solve very complex problems.

Disinformation on Whatsapp in elections 

April 28, 2020

The question about WhatsApp during the pandemic has some similarities to the use of this tool in the electoral context. In 2018, Linterna Verde published a report on Whatsapp in presidential elections and, soon, it will release another one on the 2019 regional elections. Below we share the main conclusions from that study.

Celebrities or Parasites?

April 16, 2020

The pandemic has questioned the voice and business model of ‘instagramers’ and ‘influencers’.

Pandemic and controlling disinformation

April 8, 2020

Along with COVID-19, a pandemic of disinformation has also developed on social networks

The non-existent customer service counter: the pandemic and social networks

March 31, 2020

The President is tasked with making people understand the quarantine measures and feel emotionally close.

The conversation about prevention came just in time. Are we washing our hands?

March 20, 2020

Just as globalization facilitated the expansion of the coronavirus, that same interconnection allowed us to see the threat in advance. Here is Linterna Verde’s analysis of the conversation on Twitter.

Contagion for good 

March 19, 2020

#ComoHombres showed that there are spontaneous and refreshing conversations on social media.

‘Bodeguita uribista:’ the risk of official monitoring and coordination

Feb 20, 2020

In this case we’re talking about cyber-troops, not just warehouses, and the consequences are different.

The disease of virality

Feb 6, 2020


This is how disinformation on social media can go as viral as the coronavirus.

Attacks as trends. The semi-bot strategy

Dec 6, 2019

The appearance of this attack on the President was not a coincidence. It is part of coordinated actions that, from different political and ideological sectors, try to manipulate and polarize the debate on social media.

Being alarmed is a question of method: the contagion of November 21/22 in Cali/Bogota

Nov 30, 2019

At Linterna Verde, we analyzed these two frenzied nights to understand the relationship between what happened ‘offline’ and the messy debate on the internet. And, in the end, how much coordination there really was.

#Cacerolazo: the national chant that took over social media

Nov 22, 2019

Through an analysis of contagion and social media, Linterna Verde approaches this milestone in the beleaguered history of social protest in Colombia.

After the downfall of the Minister of Defense, Uribe supporters seek solace on Facebook

Nov 8, 2019

In the midst of a Twitter storm after Minister Botero’s resignation, Linterna Verde analyzed the narratives of militant Uribe supporters in Facebook groups. This is how they lick their wounds and cling to their discourse.

Let’s talk about blood sausage and social media in these elections

Nov 3, 2019

In the social media era, polls are cooked, served and consumed out in the open. What we are seeing is a recipe for disinformation.

By their # you will know them: the candidates’ latest anxieties

Oct 25, 2019

Two days before the polls open, these are the messages that the candidates want to send – urgently, desperately or confidently – through the hashtags the use and the trending topics they promote. Linterna Verde analysis.

#ImforClaudia vs. Petro: the pending debate on the power of women

Oct 20, 2019

Linterna Verde analyzed 36,000 tweets that were part of this digital conversation from October 10-14.

The #RappiJailbreak: Char and Gerlein slip under the radar

Oct 14, 2019

You don’t have to think of a “meme” because the protagonist created it herself. This time, the Internet got there late.