Debunking viral misinformation about elections: Lessons from Verificado

Number 5941
Subject Fake News
Source Monica Rosas and Norberto Santana
Affiliation AJ+ Español and Voice of OC
Year 2019
Summary Verificado, the largest-ever collaborative effort of its kind in Latin America, battled misinformation in the Mexican elections through fact-checking, debunking false viral content and verifying reports about the electoral process. Lessons learned from the unprecedented project can be replicated in other countries. Get advice on collaborating across platforms and using social media and digital tools to vet information and debunk fakes.
Tags fake news; fact checking; Verificado; Mexico; newsroom collaboration; social media; digital tools; misinformation; disinformation; elections
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