Joao Vicente Seno Ozawa is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the role of digital disinformation in shaping public opinion and how different methods can be used to untangle this social phenomenon. He is particularly interested in investigating the spread of disinformation that occurs through chat apps in Brazil. He has affiliations as a researcher with the Digital Media Research Program and with the Computational Media Lab, both at UT. He holds a M.S. in Communication Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo.