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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY

By Mónica Elliott

Verified fact.

A previous column emphasized the harm of inaccurate information and its spread. Sometimes it is involuntary (disinformation), sometimes it is information deliberately transmitted with the intent to deceive (disinformation).

 

Another column was about a website where election disinformation is reported: the “Report Disinformation” website managed by the Common Cause Education Fund at https://reportdisinfo.org

 

I just found out about another very useful website for Spanish speakers. Factchequeado is at https://factchequeado.com

 

The nonprofit organization Factchequeado is the result of two projects that came together to provide Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. with a means to separate inaccurate information from accurate information. The two projects are Maldita.es, originating in Spain, and Chequeado, originating in Argentina. As they point out on their website, “the initiative seeks to use the learnings of both to create a Latino community of citizens and journalists to counteract disinformation in Spanish in the United States.”

 

Facts matter. Social media spreads a significant amount of misinformation and disinformation. Do not submit information unless you know it is accurate.

 

Monica Elliott

President of Electoral Services

League of Women Voters of Broward County.

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