How Latin American Governments Are Fighting Fake News

By Leonie Rauls

A close look at how governments are trying to curb the scourge of misinformation – to varying effects.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the battle over fake news Governments and civil society have tried a number of different approaches to fight misinformation. But the barriers are formidable. Latin America has among the world’s highest rates of social media use, making countries fertile territory for fake news. But several of the proposed solutions infringe on free speech or can be easily abused by authoritarian governments with their own agendas, among other flaws. Below, AQ compiled five categories of initiatives being tested, discussed or implemented in...

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