Category: Fact Checking

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

For media specializing in fact-checking, collaboration has been crucial in tackling the disinformation crises that have recently broken out around the world. This is how leading fact-checkers from Latin America and Spain see it: Laura Zommer, executive director of Chequeado (Argentina); Liliana Elósegui, editor-in-chief of Verificado (Mexico); Cristina Tardáguila, Senior Program Director of the International …  Read More

Colaboración entre verificadores ha marcado la diferencia durante las recientes crisis de desinformación, dicen fact-checkers de Iberoamérica

Para los medios especializados en verificación de datos, la colaboración ha sido crucial para enfrentar las crisis de desinformación que se han desatado recientemente en el mundo. Así lo consideran Laura Zommer, directora ejecutiva de Chequeado (Argentina); Liliana Elósegui, editora en jefe de Verificado (México); Cristina Tardáguila, directora senior de programa del International Center for …  Read More

Fact-checking initiative Factchequeado aims to combat misinformation in Hispanic communities in the US

Journalists need to collaborate and form alliances to help counter misinformation in Hispanic communities, according to fact-checkers during a panel at the 2022 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 1. The panel, titled “Fact-Checking en español: Latin America, Spain and a new initiative for the United States’ Spanish-speaking communities”, explored the need for …  Read More

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

Journalists and academics debated the importance of researching the findings of fact-checking to discover what strategies and interests false information serves during the panel “Disinformation and Misinformation. What can be done beyond traditional fact checking?” on July 21 at the  International Online Journalism Symposium (ISOJ). Panel moderator Talia Stroud, director of the Center for Media …  Read More

Public should invest in quality journalism and news literacy, according to Washington Post’s Marty Baron

Watch video of the conversation with Marty Baron from ISOJ 2018. At the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, echoed statements he previously made about the paper’s role in the era of Trump. “It sounds boring, but we just have to keep doing our job, every …  Read More

Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

Watch video of the satire panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. The panelists said humor makes it possible to address people …  Read More

When facing distorted information, journalists must report, not resist, says BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith

Watch video of Ben Smith’s keynote speech and discussion from ISOJ 2018. If you’re trying to do good reporting in 2018, you have to push back on the deluge of distorted information coming out of the White House and its media allies, said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed‘s editor-in-chief during his April 14 keynote speech at the …  Read More

ISOJ panelists expose ‘fake news,’ highlight tools and practices to improve flows of accurate information

Watch video of the discussion panel on tools to improve the flow of accurate information, from ISOJ 2018. Jennifer Preston, former social media editor at the New York Times and vice-president of journalism at the Knight Foundation, introduced the ISOJ panel on trust, by underlying the foundation’s commitment to finding ways to battle misinformation in …  Read More