Cristina López G. conducts qualitative research on political disinformation and antagonistic amplification in social media platforms. Cristina is the Project Manager for Data & Society’s Disinformation Action Lab, where her research has focused on networked responses to communications threats, working with civil society actors to protect the 2020 Census from dis/misinformation. Previously, Cristina was Deputy Director for Extremism at Media Matters for America, where she focused on far-right networks and right-wing media manipulation. She holds an undergraduate law degree from Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) and a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Born and raised in El Salvador, Cristina is based in Washington, DC.
Data & SocietyListen 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