The Listening Post

Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation

How leading media outlets in Brazil have joined forces to take on Bolsonaro and his COVID denial. Plus, Wikipedia – the unlikeliest online experiment – turns 20.

Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office.


Luciana Coelho – Head of COVID task force, Folha de Sao Paulo

Cristina Tardáguila – Associate director, Poynter

Laura Guimarães Corrêa – Associate professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Marcelo Lins – Journalist, GloboNews

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Nicholas Muirhead and Richard Gizbert discuss a curious case of photo colourisation (and distortion) that has landed American media outlet Vice in hot water.

Wikipedia: The internet’s unlikeliest experiment turns 20

How has a free online encyclopedia built through crowdsourcing, open editing and volunteers managed to maintain its relevance and preserve its credibility? We look at what makes Wikipedia tick.


Katherine Maher – CEO, Wikimedia Foundation

Sandister Tei – Co-founder, Wikimedia Ghana User Group

Shane Greenstein – Professor, Harvard Business School