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Gabo Foundation and Proyecto Desconfío launch guide 'Disinformation revealed. Lessons, challenges and recommendations'

“In September 2023, the Third Global Summit on Disinformation presented a series of meetings that addressed the current state of disinformation, how it affects journalism and news readers and what strategies are used today to combat it. Five months later, the Gabo Foundation, an ally of the event, and Proyecto Desconfío, which organizes it annually […]

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Journalism support program offers funding for research on disinformation

“The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) is receiving expressions of interest from independent Latin American journalistic media that want financing, mentoring and training to investigate how disinformation works, who finances it and who is behind it. ... The selected media outlets will have to carry out […]

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AI, media literacy and regaining trust in news are topics of the 3rd Global Summit on Disinformation

"The third edition of the Global Summit on Disinformation, organized by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), the Foundation for Journalism (Bolivia) and Proyecto Desconfío (Argentina), will be held on Sept. 27-28, 2023. The event is online and free of charge with previous registration in this link. [...] The event is aimed especially at journalists, […]

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Advice to tackle rising disinformation ahead of pivotal elections globally

“From Argentina, where a far right libertarian candidate has emerged as the frontrunner in the general election this fall, to Mexico, India and the U.S. in 2024, the results of pivotal upcoming elections will have implications for democratic norms globally. As the campaigns ramp up, so too will disinformation seeking to deceive voters. Meanwhile, major […]

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CAPIR - IWPR Latin America holds free webinar 'How to investigate state disinformation in LATAM'

"From the dissemination of manipulated data amplified by troll accounts to the establishment of coordinated disinformation networks, governments are increasingly involved in dishonest practices in virtual spaces. This phenomenon has repercussions in everyday life, going beyond a digital scenario with misleading narratives that feed social polarization. In this scenario, the role of the independent press […]

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Instituto Serrapilheira and ICFJ call for Brazilian journalists interested in investigating who finances scientific disinformation

"Fake news in the science universe is dangerously popular. Misleading data about drugs and vaccines became even more common in the COVID-19 pandemic, but misinformation about biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics also goes viral with force, often hand-in-hand with fake studies and low-quality research. It was because of this scenario that the International […]

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Social networks close partnership with Brazil's Electoral Tribunal, but do not clarify how they will combat disinformation

"In 2018, information on social networks was decisive for part of the Brazilian electorate to choose who to vote for: according to a survey by the DataSenado Institute, about 45 percent of respondents decided on their vote considering what they saw on some network. According to the survey, 79 percent used WhatsApp as one of […]

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Inside Brazil's dangerous battle over fake news

"The battle over what is true or false, who gets to decide, and whether and how to punish offenders, is tearing at the very fabric of [Brazil's] young democracy. Fake news is badly eroding the public’s faith in Brazil’s voting system ahead of presidential elections in 2022. It is also at the heart of a […]

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Global Summit on Disinformation 2021 is open and registration is free

Registration is open for the 2021 Global Disinformation Summit, a free online event that takes place on October 1st and 2nd. The event will be attended by 20 speakers and 30 organizations, with eight training workshops on digital strategies and tools to face and identify disinformation campaigns. Learn more about the event

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Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru sign declaration to combat electoral disinformation

"Representatives of electoral institutions from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru signed a declaration in Quito with the aim of jointly combating false news and disinformation generated around electoral processes. [...] Among the commitments of the meeting, the participants reiterated their intention to continuously apply good regional practices for verifying information (factchecking) and actions against disinformation […]