Paraguayan independent media have joined forces to combat the spread of what they say is “mis- and disinformation” during the country’s presidential elections. El Surtidor’s fact-checking department “La Precisa” trained and provided resources to five native digital media outlets, who conducted their own fact-checking. The goal is to expand the alliance to other events in the future and produce a report on the trends of disinformation in Paraguay. The group also shared explainers and guidance on what they say is debunking common types of electoral disinformation, while a separate initiative offered a different journalistic perspective on the elections.
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