Guatemalan collaborative fact-checking platform with digital training and educational courses, through which journalists can educate themselves on open source intelligence (OSINT), disinformation analysis and digital safety.

"Guatemalan journalist Luis Assardo has made it his mission to spread fact-checking knowledge and skills across his home country. The founder of the collaborative fact-checking platform Confirmado.org, Assardo broadened the scope of his outlet’s work in 2020 to address misinformation around COVID-19.He and his team launched digital training and educational courses, through which journalists can educate themselves on open source intelligence (OSINT), disinformation analysis and digital safety. The project has fended off cyber attacks to deliver the in-demand training material across the country, including in rural Guatemala where accessibility can be limited. Thousands of users took advantage of the information made available, said Assardo: “We wanted to ensure that these courses are timeless. [We want to] offer the tools that will enable citizens and journalists to generate the appropriate criteria to verify and counteract misinformation.”" - IJnet

Status: Inactive
Last Modified: 2022-10-07 00:00:00

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