Cristina López G. conducts qualitative research on political disinformation and antagonistic amplification. She was born and raised in El Salvador, where she received an undergraduate law degree from Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) and led a non-profit that promotes youth participation in politics and activism. She’s been a weekly op-ed columnist for a main Salvadoran newspaper since 2010. She moved to Washington, DC in 2012 to pursue a Masters in public policy from Georgetown University. After completing her degree, Cristina joined Media Matters for America as a researcher of Hispanic and Spanish-language media, focused on media coverage of immigration policies. She eventually became the organization’s deputy director for extremism, leading its research into extremism and disinformation that proliferate on tech platforms. She’s fluent in Spanish and memes.
DatabitesListen to ProPublica's Ryan McCarthy discuss election misinformation with Data & Society Research Analyst Cristina Lopez. G. Read moreOctober 2020
Media MattersCristina Lopez G. analyzes the spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric online during the Notre Dame fire. Read on Media MattersApril 2019
Huffington PostCristina Lopez G. analyzes the rhetoric around migrants and the election. Read on Huffington PostDecember 2018
Media MattersBreaking down Gab: What you need to know about the social media platform that is a “haven for white nationalists”Cristina Lopez G. provides an explainer about the social media platform "Gab." Read on Media MattersOctober 2018