Promoting critical thinking

in Latin America and the Caribbean

PortalCheck is an online initiative that offers valuable resources and tools on how to combat COVID-19 mis/disinformation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The platform (regional hub) consists of compiled notes and resources for distinct audiences created by expert fact-checkers from throughout the region. This joint project is implemented by UNESCO, in partnership with ChequeadoLatamChequea, and funded by the European Union

The platform offers verified information and resources, in various formats, such as tips and tools for journalists to help them check the authenticity of some of the most circulated COVID-19 mis/disinformation. It also offers recommendations of useful exercises that can be used by teachers in classrooms and podcasts and articles for the general public.

PortalCheck also offers recommendations for governments and institutions, as well includes a special section for influencers and content creators, supporting them not to unwittingly spread mis/disinformation.

PortalCheck launch event attracted more than 3,000 participants and 74,000 visits to the site since its launch in February 2021.

Past events

Discover our past events:

Digital Lab

On February 11, the first “Digital Lab PortalCheck” was launched, an event open to all audiences, aimed at presenting the platform and promoting collective critical thinking. Influencers specialized in science in the region, as well as authorities from social networks and data verification organizations, made an assessment of the state of disinformation that is going through Latin America in relation to the pandemic.

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RightsCon brings together business leaders, human rights defenders, government representatives, technologists, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. PortalCheck was presented during the 2021 edition.

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