August 06, 2018
Journalism Project Comprova Begins to Publish in Brazil
First journalism collaborative dedicated to tackling misinformation to use the WhatsApp Business API for managing communications with audiences
Comprova brings together journalists from 24 different Brazilian media companies to identify and explain rumors, fabricated content and manipulation tactics that might influence the 2018 presidential election campaign.
Comprova’s aim is to identify and undermine sophisticated manipulation and amplification techniques online. The workflow has been designed deliberately to encourage collaborative investigation that can continue beyond the election.
Comprova is designed around mobile technology and will send project debunks on social media, and in particular WhatsApp, to inform voters about the information they see online. We plan to study how information is exchanged.
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