May 10, 2022

Disinformation and Misinformation

In this special collaboration with Latino USA, Maria and Julio are joined by Maria Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, and Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy Fund for a conversation about misinformation and disinformation in the Latino community. They get into who is behind these disinformation campaigns, their impact on communities, and the organizing that is being done to counter these issues. 

ITT Staff Picks:

  • In this research study for First Draft News, Jaime Longoria, Daniel Acosta, Shaydanay Urbani and Rory Smith examine how vaccine misinformation has impacted the Latino community. 

  • “What the tech platforms actually showed us is the silver lining: We’re all being manipulated the same way,” writes journalist Maria Ressa for The Atlantic

  • For The New Yorker, Graciela Mochkofsky writes about the misconception of the Latino community and misinformation: “It’s not that Spanish-speaking Latinx people are the most gullible people in the country but that they are among the most wary.”

Photo credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File