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Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation | The Listening Post

Al Jazeera, 18 Apr 2021
Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office.

Contributors:

Luciana Coelho - Head of COVID task force, Folha de Sao Paulo

Cristina Tardáguila - Associate director, Poynter

Laura Guimarães Corrêa - Associate professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Marcelo Lins - Journalist, GloboNews

On our radar

Nicholas Muirhead and Richard Gizbert discuss a curious case of photo colourisation (and distortion) that has landed American media outlet Vice in hot water.

Wikipedia: The internet’s unlikeliest experiment turns 20

How has a free online encyclopedia built through crowdsourcing, open editing and volunteers managed to maintain its relevance and preserve its credibility? We look at what makes Wikipedia tick.

Contributors:

Katherine Maher - CEO, Wikimedia Foundation

Sandister Tei - Co-founder, Wikimedia Ghana User Group

Shane Greenstein - Professor, Harvard Business School
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