Accountability Journalism During the Emergence of COVID-19: Evaluation of Transparency in Official Fact-Checking Platforms

Angel Torres-Toukoumidis, Nieves Lagares-Díez, Daniel Barredo-Ibáñez

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Resumen

The emergence of COVID-19 has permeated the field of communication producing a silent crisis related to the production and dissemination of news. In this context, the platforms for the verification of facts and data, also called fact-checking, have been constituted as a solution to the misinformation generated by the pandemic, deriving a halo of transparency and veracity that is called into question in this research. These platforms have been evaluated by the first specific objective based on six dimensions: acquisition, information, verification, presentation, interaction and dissemination, and are subsequently examined according to their link to the news about coronavirus. To achieve these objectives, 72 fact-checking platforms supported by the International Fact-Checking Network were analysed. In these platforms, 936 data were obtained, driven by the indicators of each dimension, which showed an increasing trend in acquisition (88%), information (91%), verification (85%), presentation (77%) and dissemination (92%), but with limitations regarding the interaction (47%) of the verified information that moves them away from the transversal notion of digital interfaces. Likewise, concerning the situation produced by COVID-19, the lack of a different civic co-responsibility agreement, beyond the one used for the coverage of other news, is noted at a general level. In short, the following situation is presented for future research: fact-checking, entertainment in exchange for donations or democratic commitment?

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Título de la publicación alojadaMarketing and Smart Technologies - Proceedings of ICMarkTech 2020
EditoresÁlvaro Rocha, Marc K. Peter, Sandra Loureiro, José Luís Reis, Ricardo Cayolla, Zorica Bogdanovic
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas561-572
Número de páginas12
ISBN (versión impresa)9789813341821
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
EventoInternational Conference on Marketing and Technologies, ICMarkTech 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duración: oct 8 2020oct 10 2020

Serie de la publicación

NombreSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volumen205
ISSN (versión impresa)2190-3018
ISSN (versión digital)2190-3026

Conferencia

ConferenciaInternational Conference on Marketing and Technologies, ICMarkTech 2020
País/TerritorioPortugal
CiudadLisbon
Período10/8/2010/10/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Teoría de la decisión (todo)
  • Informática (todo)

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