With trust in the media at an all-time low and press freedom seeing similar declines, what can be done? The 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo sought out answers.
“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”
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IJNet Spanish organized a live chat in which experts from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay explained what is needed to organize a succesful news verification site.
“To give them that multitude of facts, voices and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent.”
ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatesh talked to journalists and fact-checkers in a half-dozen countries about how misinformation evolves as it travels across the web — and what can be done about it.
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Brazilian journalist Edgard Matsuki is a pioneer in combating misinformation in his country. In 2013, he created Boatos.org after noticing the growing trend of false information on the internet.
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