Plataformas de fact-checking en españolCaracterísticas, organización y método

  1. Jorge Vázquez Herrero
  2. Ángel Vizoso 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Comunicación y sociedad = Communication & Society

ISSN: 2386-7876

Ano de publicación: 2019

Título do exemplar: Special Issue: Credibility and Trust in Post-Truth Times and the Network Society

Volume: 32

Número: 1

Páxinas: 127-143

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.15581/003.32.37819 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Comunicación y sociedad = Communication & Society


Fact-checking has become one of the most relevant activities of recent years, as a result of the increase in the flow of fake news and of the ease to spread news through platforms such as social media. The goal of the research is to assess the task of fact-checking developed by initiatives that use Spanish as a vehicle for comparing inaccurate and false information. We carried out a case study of 19 international projects that use Spanish as the main language to materialise their fact-checking actions and the analysis of contents published aims at understanding where these companies develop their activities, how are them internally organized and which methods they use to translate the data obtained to the audience. Results show that most of fact-checking projects in Spanish –launched most of them in the period 2014-2016– remain active. In South America, these organizations have more weight. Most of them have a journalistic nature, although there is a large number of civic and independent projects. Among strategies for verification, text is the preferred formula, although some innovative methods to present the degree of accuracy of assessed contents have been found.

Información de financiamento

The text is prepared within the framework of the project “Uses and informative preferences in the new media map in Spain: journalism models for mobile devices” (Reference: CSO2015-64662-C4-4-R), funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Government of Spain) and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It also belongs to the activities promoted by the International Research Network of Communication Management — XESCOM (Reference: ED341D R2016/019), supported by the Regional Ministry of Culture, Education and University Organization from the Xunta de Galicia. Ángel Vizoso and Jorge Vázquez-Herrero benefit from the Education’s University Faculty Training Programme (FPU), financed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Government of Spain).

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