YouTube and the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) inaugurate this Tuesday, 26, the Jogo Limpo program, a joint action to support journalists to combat disinformation in the country in a presidential election year.
The program dedicates a total fund of US$150,000, divided into grants of US$25,000 per approved project. Fact-checkers, fact-checking agencies, journalists, media and media literacy projects can participate. Selected proposals receive three months of expert mentoring from ICFJ staff mentors.
This is another front of the platform in the fight against disinformation with a focus on the 2022 election in Brazil. “The best way to fight disinformation is with more information,” says Alana Rizzo, YouTube’s public policy manager.
In March, YouTube announced that it would begin removing videos that contain claims, allegations of fraud and errors in the 2018 election cycle. The measure is retroactive. An old video by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in which he claimed to have evidence of fraud in that year’s vote, for example, was removed in April.
Rizzo says that the network is still studying other actions that can be applied in the coming months on the platform.
Entries are free, will be open from April 26th to May 15th and can be done at https://icfj.submittable.com/submit/224324/jogo-limpo-2022.