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Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?
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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is deputy editor of the Lab. She was previously the managing editor of Gigaom, where she also wrote about digital book publishing. She first became interested in paywalls and other Labby issues as a staff writer at paidContent.
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“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”
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“Trump has taken over VOA, Radio Free Europe, etc…planting loyalists, firing critical journalists. He can’t do that with Stripes so he’s just…zeroing out the budget.”
“Even when companies are handed misinformation on a silver platter, they fail to act.”
“The more often participants had heard a statement, the more likely they were to attribute it to Consumer Reports rather than the National Enquirer.”
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
When people saw that a questionable piece of content had been liked and shared lots of times, they were more likely to share it themselves
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