31 August 2023

Distribution of verified information, a challenge of the III Global Summit on Disinformation

September 27 and 28

Miami (September 1, 2023) - Faced with the increasing dissemination of false, misleading, or out-of-context information, fact-checking appears as a powerful journalistic mechanism to guarantee integrity. Different fact-checking projects will meet on September 27 and 28 at the III Global Summit on Disinformation, September 27 and 28, to share their experiences and commitments about access to verified information.

Born after the explosion of disinformation on social media, the fact-checking movement as a type of journalism is expanding worldwide and setting up networks to fight against disinformation. Intending to promote excellence in data verification, many projects respond to the code of principles developed in 2016 by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). These include a commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, a commitment to source transparency, a commitment to funding and organizational transparency, a commitment to methodology transparency, and a commitment to open and honest corrections.

During the III Global Summit, some of these specialized media will tell what processes they use to guarantee the distribution of verified content. Members of the IFCN -the organization that grants certification to verifiers- will be part of the panel of exhibitors. Bolivia Verifica and Desconfó Project (both develop an initiative to disseminate verified information through WhatsApp) and Medianalisis, Venezuela, will also participate in this panel.

Likewise, there will be a Round of Fact-Checking Projects: more than 30 proposals are being analyzed to participate in the III Summit. The round will be in charge of Bolivia Verifica and Infoveritas, Spain.

The Inter American Press Association, the Foundation for Journalism, Bolivia, and Proyecto Desconfío, Argentina, organize the III Global Summit on Disinformation.

The event has the support of the Google News Initiative, the International Fact-Checking Network, the United States Embassy in Argentina, the United Nations Argentina, and BancoSol of Bolivia. It is online and free-of-charge event, which requires prior registration at www.cumbredesinformacion.com

Accompanying the Summit: International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Medianálisis, Bolivia Verifica, National Press Association of Chile, GABO Foundation, DW Akademie, Infoveritas, Colombian Association of Information Media (AMI), Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (ADEPA) and United Nations Bolivia.