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Most Brazilian media use WhatsApp in a limited way and miss opportunities to generate revenue from the app, says researcher

The diagnosis was made by Brazilian researcher Giuliander Carpes, a doctoral candidate in communication and information sciences at the University of Toulouse III who has just published a study on the subject

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Ibero-American science journalists discuss challenges and advice for covering pandemic in midst of an ‘infodemic’

“It is symbolic and it is very important to understand the moment in which we live,” André Biernath said during the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism during the panel “Challenges in the coverage of the pandemic in Ibero-America amid the ‘infodemic,’ the epidemic of disinformation.”

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On World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO Director General talks to LJR and calls for efforts to empower individuals to think 'more critically' about origin of information found online

LatAm Journalism Review spoke with UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay about advances in recent years, the situation for journalists on the American continent and the organization’s alliance with the Knight Center in seeking to strengthen journalism and reporting.

Argentine research shows that fact-checking is effective to decrease amplification of false news

Fact-checking has little capacity to impact people's opinions, but increases the cost of disseminating, on the internet, something that has already been categorized as false.

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Ecuador Verifica: media, universities and organizations unite to combat disinformation in elections

The initiative, according to the organizers, is unprecedented in Ecuador and is inspired by similar initiatives in Latin America, such as Verificado in Mexico and Projeto Comprova in Brazil.

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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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Journalists and scholars agree to go beyond fact-checking to dismantle the systems behind fake news

The tricky part of the traditional fact-checking model is the speed in which fake news can reach hundreds of thousands of people, said Talia Stroud, director of the Center for Media Engagement of UT at Austin.

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With collaboration among 24 Brazilian outlets, the Comprova project returns to combat disinformation about the coronavirus

Comprova, a Brazilian collaborative project that brings together 24 media outlets in the country, started what it calls a special phase to verify information about the new coronavirus.

Use of Instagram and WhatsApp for online news consumption grows in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico: Reuters Institute

According to Camarena and Moreno, the Mexican president has implemented a strategy of harassment and disqualification against journalistic media that is causing a polarization of the country's press.