August 30, 2022
The UNDP Accelerator Labs offer a unique opportunity to advance the way that we think about misinformation in the region as well our approaches to combatting misinformation. As the Labs work to pick up signals from the ground, they are able reveal new insights about what misinformation looks like, how it spreads in different contexts, and how different approaches might be more or less effective in the fight against it.
In the LAC region, the Accelerator Labs and the UNDP team in eight countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay) are working on innovative ways to turn off the taps of false information flows in the region and to reduce the reach and impact of these flows.
These initiatives engage with misinformation across a wide range of issue areas (from elections to COVID-19 to violence against women) and experiment with different types of digital and analog tools to combat it (from participatory fact-checking platforms to communication campaigns to capacity-building workshops).