#Verificado2018: Mexican media unites to fight mis and disinformation ahead of historic elections

Tom Trewinnard
Mar 11, 2018 · 2 min read

Today, Pop-Up Newsroom along with Animal Politico, AJ+ Español and 60 media partners announce the launch of #Verificado2018 — a collaborative reporting effort that sees journalists from across Mexico working together to fact-check, verify, and debunk claims and content for historic elections on July 1, 2018.

Over the past four days we’ve run the first Pop-Up Newsroom in Latin America, gathering 100 journalists in Mexico City to build and prototype a collaborative reporting workflow, and to learn new digital newsgathering and verification skills.

With support from Google News Lab and Facebook, #Verificado2018 builds on previous collaborative reporting initiatives such as Electionland (USA) and CrossCheck (France). #Verificado2018 combines the two approaches — with journalists fact checking and debunking content and claims in the run up to the elections, and a large scale election day effort to cover the electoral process in real-time.

Photos: An Xiao Mina
Photos: An Xiao Mina
Photos: An Xiao Mina

Pop-Up Newsroom is an innovation framework for newsrooms that are changing the way they collaborate, communicate and engage audiences through new tools and training. Our role is to connect news organisations through our extensive network, secure funding opportunities, manage the projects and partners and create shareable resources at all stages.

To learn more or to speak about running your own event please visit popup.news

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Pop-Up Newsroom is an innovation framework for newsrooms that are changing the way they collaborate, communicate and engage audiences through new tools and training.

Tom Trewinnard

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verification // citizen media // Arabic // translation // coffee. I work with @Meedan on @Check & @SpeakBridge

Pop-Up Newsroom

Pop-Up Newsroom is an innovation framework for newsrooms that are changing the way they collaborate, communicate and engage audiences through new tools and training.

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