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Free course to improve the use of social networks and cyber resilience of Latino journalists in coverage of 2021 elections

"Supported by Facebook, the initiative is an expansion of the project carried out by the Brazilian institutions Redes Cordiais and ITS that has trained more than 1,300 journalists in Brazil and Mexico. Registrations for the free course are now open. New technologies have changed the information ecosystem. In the digital age, the journalist needs to […]

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YouTube closes channel of Venezuelan news outlet El Pitazo for video broadcast in 2019

"On the night of March 24, El Pitazo received notification of a new YouTube sanction against a video published by this native digital media outlet. This action, the third in three months, led to the definitive closure of the channel, which had more than 102,000 accumulated followers since Dec. 8, 2014, the date on which […]

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Facebook has an apparent double standard over COVID-19 misinformation in Brazil, researchers say

"Researchers want Facebook’s Oversight Board to evaluate the platform’s exemption of politicians from fact-checking after new research from Brazillian fact-checking organization Agência Lupa pointed to 29 examples of President Jair Bolsonaro spreading COVID-19 misinformation. [...] The research, first reported on by Brazillian news outlet Folha de Sao Paulo, looked at Facebook videos and live sessions […]