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Argentina: 'Memoji' that tells the news wins Innovation Award from Google and FOPEA

"'El emoji de la tapa' [the front page emoji], a project of the social media team of the newspaper La Capital [of Rosario, Argentina], won the Digital Journalistic Innovation Award 2022. The award recognizes journalistic projects that seek to connect with new audiences and news consumption trends in order to democratize access to information. Google […]

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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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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 […]