Luiz Romero

I'm a journalist. I’m a contributing fact-check writer at PolitiFact, verifying content on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok; a freelance reporter with stories published by CNN, Wired, and Al Jazeera; and a volunteer at Bellingcat, doing OSINT research for the Russia-Ukraine map.

I’ve written about Russia’s false claim that Ukraine has nuclear bombs, misleading images of nuclear catastrophes in Ukraine, and Russian propaganda disguised as fact-checks

I’ve also written about conspiracy theories, including the Great Replacement, Hollow Earth, the Great Reset, and QAnon, and about the pandemic, debunking claims that the COVID-19 vaccine contains graphenenanosensors, and varying ingredients.

Previously, I worked for Quartz, covering breaking news for its news app and writing news briefs for its flagship newsletter. Before that, I worked at magazines in Brazil and Italy. I’m from São Paulo and based in Milan. I speak Portuguese, Italian, and English.

I studied journalism at Faculdade Cásper Líbero in São Paulo and international relations at the Central European University in Budapest. I took the complete Bellingcat workshop and courses from DataCamp, the Knight Center, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Center for Investigative Journalism.

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