Desinformación online y fact-checking en entornos de polarización social: El periodismo de verificación de Colombiacheck, La Silla Vacía y AFP durante la huelga nacional del 21N en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Online disinformation and fact-checking in social polarization contexts: the fact-checking journalism of Colombiacheck, La Silla Vacía and AFP during the 21N national strike in Colombia

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Abstract

This article analyses the fact-checking journalism of Colombiacheck, La Silla Vacía, and AFP Colombia in a polarized
environment such as the national strike the November 21st, 2019. We found, using content analysis (n = 90), that the verified disinformation adopted a visual format (images and videos) establishing a statistically significant relationship between the format of the contents and the use of verification tools. Secondly, we observed that there is no association between the evaluation of the verification with the use of these tools or between the propagation channel with the type of disinformation. Thirdly, differences among the media outlets were observed in the use of scales and verification categories, and in the length of the fact-checks. Finally, we assessed the common fact-checks to measure the degree of agreement. Results show critical reliability values when comparing Colombiacheck and La Silla Vacía with AFP.
Translated title of the contributionOnline disinformation and fact-checking in social polarization contexts: the fact-checking journalism of Colombiacheck, La Silla Vacía and AFP during the 21N national strike in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)623
Number of pages637
JournalEstudios Sobre el Mensaje Periodistico
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • factchecking
  • journalism
  • Media
  • disinformation
  • misinformation
  • Colombia
  • political journalism
  • fake news

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