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Carlos Hernández-Echevarría, Desirée García and Myriam Redondo in conversation with Aurelio Martín

Countering the misinformation virus

Segovia 2021 , 

In a society that has not yet built up a strong critical spirit with regard to the hoaxes and fake news circulating on the Internet, often pushed by hidden interests, some specialist media outlets and websites dedicate their efforts to checking and verifying the facts, as well as working to raise levels of media literacy among the various sectors of society. To debate the state of this matter, we have invited Carlos Hernández-Echevarría, Head of the Department of Public Policy & Institutional Development at Maldita.es, a non-profit media outlet whose aim is to offer citizens tools to counter fake news; Desirée García, a specialist in international information and Head of EFE Verifica, the agency where she was previously Sub-Saharan Africa correspondent; and Myriam Redondo, who has introduced the verification workshops in Spain, author of the book, “Verificación digital para periodistas. Manual contra bulos y desinformación internacional”, representative of Verifica RTVE.

They will talk to the journalist Aurelio Martín.