Cristina Tardáguila was the associate director of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) until March 2021. She is one of the pioneers in fact-checking in Latin America and the founder of Agência Lupa, the first news agency specializing in fact-checking in Brazil. Cristina graduated with a degree in journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She holds a post-graduate degree in journalism from the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid and an MBA in Digital Marketing from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio. She has worked as a reporter and editor at EFE News Agency, O Globo and Folha de S.Paulo newspapers, and the Piauí magazine. She is the author of the books “A arte do descaso,” about art theft, and “Você foi enganado,” about presidential lies. Cristina has presented two TEDx talks on disinformation and won the journalist of the year award from elPeriodico, in Spain. She has also been nominated for the Gabriel García Márquez award in Colombia. She currently coordinates the CoronaVirusFacts alliance, the largest collaborative fact-checking project in the world.