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, about Russian propaganda disguised as fact-checks, and about misleading images of nuclear catastrophes in Ukraine

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 daily newsletter. Before that, I worked at magazines in Brazil and Italy. 

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.

I’m from São Paulo and based in Milan.

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