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Egerton Neto

Former Programme Manager (DemTech)

Egerton Neto

Former Programme Manager (DemTech)

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Six years ago, Egerton came out as a gay man in one of the largest Brazilian newspapers. Since then, he has been an advocate for LGBTI+ Rights in a country where queer rights are increasingly supressed and the LGBTI+ community is directly targeted by misinformation and online hate speech.

In his 4 years in Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, he built partnerships to implement culture and human rights projects across his country. Meanwhile, as a member of a NGO, Egerton participated in advocacy efforts in Brazil’s Congress and Supreme Court to advance legislation on technology and queer rights.

Egerton holds a Master of Public Policy at The London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He was also a member of the Lab of Internet and Public Policy (LAPIN) at the University of Brasilia.

Research Interests

Elections; Misinformation and Disinformation; Data governance; Queer rights; International Development.

Positions at the OII

  • Programme Manager (DemTech), June 2022 - August 2023

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