Argentina; Brazil; Chile; El Salvador; United States
” Combatiendo el Impacto de la Desinformación en los Procesos Electorales “
Chile has one of the most flourishing digital environments in Latin America. Surging social media, traditional news, radio and streaming of popular channels, Chileans are eagerly consuming their information in a purely digital way. However, the rising threat of disinformation has not metabolized as public knowledge at the same rate. Combining a media literacy shortage, record breaking levels of content, and a historic political transformation in Chile; the time is now for globally-minded leaders to take action on core issues impacting democracy. TechCamp Chile is structured as a multi-sector effort of Chilean society to collaborate with counterparts in Latin America to effectively mitigate the impact of disinformation in electoral processes, particularly when it is focused as a mechanism of gender-based violence against women’s participation in politics. In partnership with Fundación Multitudes, TechCamp Chile to Combat Disinformation in Electoral Processes will be held virtually as a launchpad to advance Summit for Democracy year of action commitments.