Verification Systems and Programs in Regional Television Stations That Are Members of the CIRCOM Network

José Rúas-Araújo, Talía Rodríguez-Martelo, Carmen Máiz-Bar
2021 Journalism and Media  
Disinformation and the proliferation of fake news are global problems that affect the stability of democracies throughout the world. The capacity of distorted information to interfere in election processes or in political agendas has led different actors to create verification initiatives, which operate in partnership with the mass media. Recently, during the 2020 health crisis, false information has proved to have damaging power not only at the levels of politics or communication, but also at
more » ... health level. Therefore, the social need to access reliable and quality information, as well as verified information aimed at eradicating hoaxes, becomes evident. This paper focuses on the European context, analyzing the relationship between active verifiers and television stations that are members of the CIRCOM Network, considering their strategies and verification programs. Using a qualitative methodology an exploratory study has been carried out, mapping initiatives and stations by assessing their contribution of verified information to society.
doi:10.3390/journalmedia3010001 fatcat:5z7yhatatnffhj7fe66hi6feqq