#IDDTalks: Fake News and Digital Gap

A new #IDDtalks Chapter, carried out by the Institute for Digital Development of Latin America and the Caribbean – IDD LAC,  was focused on Fake News, and if they affect (or not) and in what way, the democratic processes.

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Monday 21st March, 2022. A new #IDDTalks episode, the space created by the Institute for Digital Development of Latin America and the Caribbean, IDD LAC, to promote issues related to the Digital Ecosystem. the space created by the Institue of Digital Development for Latin America and the Caribbean, to promote subjects related to the Digital Ecosystem.

 

Andrés Piazza and Andrés Sastre, ( IDD LAC Directors) spoke with Jacobo García, professor, analyst and political consultant, about how fake news has repercussions, in scenarios where the digital gap still affects an important part of the total population. This is the case of Latin America and Caribbean region where 32%, or 244 million people, do not have access to internet services.

 

The participants tried to answer whether or not these sectors are directly affected by the viralization of fake content that is taking place in the network, if they really live oblivious to these phenomena, or if, on the contrary, they still receive a vision that is possibly less real than that of a connected person and to what extent it is essential to close the digital divide and effective digital literacy policies for the development of healthy and informed electoral processes.

 

Finally, they investigated which tools would be the most effective to avoid disinformation and its viralization in the medium and long term.

 

The #IDDTalk video is available here: