What is the project
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.
What is the goal
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.
Who is it for
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.