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False News and Disinformation

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Research shows that an alert message and access to professional journalism reduces belief in fake news

The study, which interviewed 1,000 people, aimed to find a kind of vaccine against false news, especially during the electoral period

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11 laws and bills against disinformation in Latin America carry fines, prison and censorship

Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.

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Latin American media support the education of schoolchildren and advise teachers with programs and content

Three Latin American news sites are tackling the wave of misinformation with education, focused on training schoolchildren to become critical readers from a young age.

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Medios latinoamericanos apoyan la educación de escolares y asesoran a profesores con programas y contenidos

Conoce a tres medios latinoamericanos que están abordando la ola de la desinformación con educación, enfocados en formar a lectores críticos desde sus años escolares.

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Social protest and crisis of traditional media in Chile leads to creation of alternative media and fact-checking outlets

The social protests in Chile reminded the country's media of the importance of working on the ground, of deploying press teams with sufficient capabilities to work in such a "volatile and dynamic context," said journalist Paula Molina.

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Brazilian tool monitors disinformation on networks and WhatsApp, a black box for fake news

Radar is an automated system that tracks websites and social networks in Brazil in real-time in search of potentially misleading content.

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Documentary investigates disinformation in 2018 Brazilian presidential election

The Brazilian documentary “A Verdade da Mentira” (The Truth of the Lie) follows the work of several professionals who worked to combat disinformation during the 2018 presidential election to understand how this kind of content spreads.

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New e-book of Peruvian site Ojo Público documents and explains origin of disinformation globally during a pandemic

The e-book 'Infodemia' explains in a form of a dictionary, and with a lot of rigorous black comedy, the false and misleading news spread across Latin America and the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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UNESCO published two reports in Spanish to understand and tackle disinformation about COVID-19

UNESCO published two policy reports in Spanish to understand and respond to the 'infodemic': the disinformation pandemic about COVID-19 that has circulated at a speed impossible to control. 

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Uruguay joins the fight against misinformation and launches data verification platform ahead of presidential elections

After a little more than eight months of preparation and arriving at agreements between organizations that support the new data verification initiative in the region, Uruguay has joined the fight against misinformation with the launch of fact-checking site Verificado.uy on July 22.