Ecuador: Misinformation during elections
The Ecuadorian organization ‘Democracia Informada’ (Informed Democracy) collaborated with the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Agency for Global Media to organize a 2-hour virtual conference. The conference discussed how to combat disinformation before and during an electoral process.
The event, held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, brought together prominent journalists from Latin America to answer the questions of over 150 participants about disinformation in order to seek a solution to the phenomenon of fake news.
The event, moderated by the Ecuadorian journalist Nestor Aguilera, served to discuss the role of journalists and the strengthening of democracy during electoral coverage, as was the case in Ecuador.