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