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Repartiendo Verdades [Spreading truth], an initiative to combat hate speech and polarization in Bolivia through fact-checking

A project of Bolivia Verifica (Bolivia), with mentoring and support from Proyecto Desconfío (Argentina), seeks to promote dialogue, reflection and a culture of peace among Bolivian society by monitoring and verifying hate speech posts on social media aimed at vulnerable groups, and by distributing verified content through WhatsApp.

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Paraguayan alternative news outlets create network to strengthen collaborative journalism and fact-checking in the country

The recently formed Paraguayan Alternative Media Network was put to the test during the general election this past April 30. The network seeks to give visibility to issues underreported by traditional media through collaborative journalism and fact-checking.

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Adding other fields into newsrooms, keeping up with tech and mental health, were some of the ideas presented at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium

Several journalism and journalism-related initiatives presented their steps forward, lessons learned and future projects during a panel entitled "Lightning session: Lessons and innovative cases," at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, on April 16.

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Brazilian government launches official fact-checking website and draws criticism from independent agencies

A new website launched by the Brazilian federal government with the official purpose of fighting disinformation through the use of language appropriate to fact-checking initiatives has prompted criticism from independent verification professionals and agencies, which see an undue appropriation of its format — which is, by principle, impartial and nonpartisan.

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Coar fact-checking project focuses on news deserts in Northern and Northeastern Brazil

Coar is a fact-checking project focused on Brazil's Northern and Northeastern regions, where there is a higher incidence of cities without news outlets -- news deserts. With limited resources, Coar relies on partnerships with radio stations, TV stations, and regional websites to make news checking more accessible.

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Network of fact-checking trainers created to bridge the training gap in Latin American universities

The Argentine organization Chequeado, with the support of Google News Initiative, invited news organizations Verificado (from Mexico), Colombia Check (from Colombia), Convoca and Ojo Público (both from Peru) to form a 'Latin American network of fact-checking trainers' and thus make up for the lack of fact-checking-oriented courses in university journalism curricula in Latin America.

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Collaboration among fact-checkers has made a difference during recent disinformation crises, said fact-checkers from Latin America and Spain

Collaboration among notable fact-checking organizations from Latin America and Spain has made possible important global data verification initiatives such as LATAMChequea, #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance and, more recently, #UkraineFacts.

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Reverso builds a culture of accountability ahead of Argentina’s midterm elections

Speed and reach are the cornerstones of the second iteration of Reverso — a collaboration of Argentinian media organizations fighting election misinformation organized by fact-checking organization Chequeado.

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Infotrición brings the work of 15 fact-checking organizations to readers’ Internet browsers in attempt to debunk disinformation

For years, a virus has been spreading on the Internet and it seems to be increasingly contagious: false information. It does not matter if the context is a presidential campaign, social crisis or catastrophe, disinformation aims to spread. Social media, messaging services, and the web in general are plagued with false news. Over the last […]

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After attracting more than 3,000 students, Knight Center MOOC on fact-checking during COVID-19 now available as self-directed course

“Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, is now available as a self-directed course.