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Ahead of the midterm elections, on Friday the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus launched ‘Ya Tu Sabes!,’ a YouTube show to provide Latino voters across the country with content that is entertaining, educational, and representative.
Maria is joined by Julio Ricardo Varela, Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, and Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy Fund, to discuss who is behind disinformation campaigns, their impact on communities, and the organizing that is being done to counter these issues.
While white Latinos dominate the airwaves and social media with bigotry, they do a disservice to the vast diversity of Latinos by fostering hate and division within the Latino community.
Some tips on navigating the age of misinformation from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino.
Last week, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus went public with letters sent on January 14 to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok “respectfully requesting a meeting” to discuss Spanish-language misinformation on their platforms.
Heading into a midterm election in which control of Congress is at stake, lawmakers, researchers and activists are preparing for another onslaught of falsehoods targeted at Spanish-speaking voters. And they say social media platforms that often host those mistruths aren’t prepared.
Investigative journalist Jean Guerrero speaks with Maria Hinojosa about her recent reporting on Latino social media influencers who are fanning the flames of the immigration debate.
That flow of misinformation has only intensified since Election Day, researchers and political analysts say.
Gov. DeSantis is not up to the task, and we as Floridians left with the responsibility of saving our own lives in the meantime, cannot in good conscience allow him to continue his unmitigated spreading of lies in the name of political expediency.
The initiative is not only about informing the public, but also about strengthening the country’s media sector, particularly at a time when journalists are under attack and constant threat.
The Government of Puerto Rico’s Main Strategies During COVID-19: Ineptitude, Misinformation and Secrecy (OPINION)
Competence, expertise, openness and honesty are all critical to build trust and credibility during a crisis. Unfortunately, the Puerto Rican government has failed at every single one of these during the COVID-19 emergency.
Misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are often used to draw more conservative Latinos to far-right political culture wars.
A look at the battle over abortion rights in Puerto Rico following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2022, which undid nearly 50 years of reproductive rights protections in the United States
In an attempt to shift negative attention away from the problematic and troubled agency, the National Border Patrol Council is deploying social media posts to spread misinformation and blatant lies.
Honduras is the only country in Latin America where access to emergency contraception is banned and one of the few countries in the region where abortion is prohibited under any circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest.
Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.
With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.
Reasons for why so many Chileans rejected the proposed document —which would’ve replaced the current constitution written under the Pinochet dictatorship— center on widespread fears stoked by a massive misinformation campaign.
Thursday is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, four weeks of celebrating Latino contributions not just to the United States, but to the entire hemisphere. Meanwhile, Republicans have decided to treat Latinos seeking sanctuary like vermin.
In the months since an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana killed 47 people, and weeks after 14 firefighters died fighting the oil fire at the port in Matanzas, recent fires at state-owned and military facilities are leading people on social media to draw various conclusions.
Democrats need to take the GOP’s hateful rhetoric seriously and tackle it head-on by countering misinformation with facts and presenting the benefits of immigrants to our culture and economy.