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Periodista Patrícia Campos Mello y activista Luis Fernando García hablan durante el Festival Internacional de Periodismo de Perugia 2024. (

Monitoring, transparency and audience trust among factors against misinformation in big election year

The importance of monitoring disinformation in political campaigns, the risks of using social networks to influence public discourse and the current role of fact checking were some topics that panelists from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico addressed at the International Journalism Festival 2024, in Perugia, Italy.

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Experts discuss at Summit how disinformation impacts democracy, migration, health, and gender issues in Latin America

At the 2023 Global Disinformation Summit, journalists from various media outlets and organizations in the region highlighted the importance of identifying actors, regional patterns and business models behind disinformation campaigns that affect sensitive issues such as elections, migration, health, and gender.

Collage of sketches of journalists and disinformation material.

Initiative to add 'content credentials' to digital images to avoid misinformation seeks Latin American media support

Faced with the disinformation created by images generated with artificial intelligence, a project led by Adobe seeks to implement a technological standard that provides data on the origin and alterations of digital content on the Internet. Although it is in its early stages, more than 50 news outlets and fact-checkers in Latin America have already joined as members.

Four panelists discuss on the ISOJ stage, at UT Austin.

Journalists discuss future of combating misinformation in hyperpolarized world at ISOJ panel

Glenn Kessler, chief fact checker at the Washington Post, Khaya Himmelman, a political misinformation reporter, Bill Adair, the founder of PolitiFact and Sérgio Dávila, editor-in-chief of Brazillian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo spoke on a panel about fact checking and misinformation in hyperpolarized times moderated by Anya Schiffrin of Columbia University.

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UNESCO published two reports in Spanish to understand and tackle disinformation about COVID-19

UNESCO published two policy reports in Spanish to understand and respond to the 'infodemic': the disinformation pandemic about COVID-19 that has circulated at a speed impossible to control. 

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World Press Freedom Day focuses on 'journalism and elections in times of disinformation'

Each May 3 is a global celebration of press freedom and its importance to society. For this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), journalists and press freedom advocates will focus on media and elections, as well as the role of media in peace and reconciliation

Meeting of the Advisory Council on Internet and Elections of the TSE in Brasília on Oct. 22. (Photo: Nelson Jr. / Ascom / TSE)

Brazilian verification initiatives call for electoral court’s collaboration to fight disinformation during elections

Seven Brazilian verification initiatives presented a letter with suggestions of concrete measures that the Superior Electoral Court (TSE, for its initials in Portuguese) can take to help them fight general disinformation related to the country's elections, whose second round happens on Oct. 28.

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Judiciary and Congress confront 'fake news' in Brazil, but critics fear negative effects for freedom of expression

In 2018 several Latin American countries will see presidential elections, and with them, the risk of widespread misinformation caused by fraudulent news. In Brazil, concern about the problem has moved public authorities, and within four months of the election, the Superior Electoral Court has made its first decision regarding the fight against fraudulent news in the electoral context.