Mobile Featured Stories: as part of International Fact Check Day, launched a new functionality in the Highlights (for mobile devices at the moment that will be available in the region and Spanish in mid-April). to give more leading role to original results high quality.
Google News Initiative: Since last year, it has created a fund of $3 million dollars for news verification projects related to COVID-19, to which is added an additional support of $6.5 million for NGOs that fight disinformation. This 2022 supports Spanish-speaking organizations from Argentina (Chequeado) and Spain (Maldita.es) to launch a new fact-checking organization in the United States for people who speak Spanish.
Google also joined Chequeado to create a fact checking “train the trainers” program in Latin America. It will train 500 new checkers, including journalists and journalism students in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Also, there is the platform called DigiMINDE that seeks to train citizens capable of discerning between different sources of information, consuming and create quality content and participate in civic life in a responsible and ethical manner.
On Colombia and Chile has carried out actions such as the 2022 electoral coverage strategy, designed by the Editorial Board or a Mala Espina project on Fact Check to cover the constitutional process in Chile, verify your misinformation and explain the issues being discussed at the convention with the Google News Initiative.
Finally, Google recalls that disinformation has become one of the most pressing issues of the moment and it is quite a challenge for the media, digital platforms and society in general. Hence, they carry out their initiatives to achieve the goal of having a well-informed world.