Organization of American States: OAS and Foundation El Libro Total Make Available 80,000 Books in Spanish Free of Charge

Organization of American States: OAS and Foundation El Libro Total Make Available 80,000 Books in Spanish Free of Charge . “The Organization of American States (OAS) and Foundation El Libro Total today signed an agreement to disseminate more than 80,000 books digitized by the institution’s platform, free of charge, throughout the Americas and the world.”

Deadline: Roku Channel Launches Free Hispanic Streaming Hub Espacio Latino

Deadline: Roku Channel Launches Free Hispanic Streaming Hub Espacio Latino. “Roku is launching Espacio Latino, a free streaming hub for Hispanic programming, on the Roku Channel. With more than 61 million active accounts as of March 31, Roku is a leading gateway for streaming, and one of its most popular offerings is the Roku Channel, a mix of free and paid on-demand and linear services with reach to some 80 million households.”

Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists: Apply now for free online course offered by Knight Center and Microsoft (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists: Apply now for free online course offered by Knight Center and Microsoft. “To improve representation of Latinx storytellers in the media industries, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a free online course for Latinx college and university students in the United States. ‘Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists’ runs for four weeks from June 20 to July 17, 2022.”

NiemanLab: Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.

NiemanLab: Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.. “Factchequeado, a team of five, is a service journalism project and its model is based on collaboration. It partners with English- and Spanish-language publications in the U.S. that want to republish its fact-checks and explainers. In return, Factchequeado asks that the organizations help them reach broader audiences and learn more about their news and information consumption habits by sharing its WhatsApp chatbot number.”

The Olive Press: Giant database for learning Spanish created by researchers at University of Granada

The Olive Press: Giant database for learning Spanish created by researchers at University of Granada. “THE world’s largest database for learning Spanish as a second language has been created by researchers at the University of Granada. The Granada-based team has also created a free web application called ´CEDEL2´ that responds to international research and teaching needs of Spanish.”

Diálogo Américas: Russia’s Tools for Disinformation and Propaganda in Latin America

Diálogo Américas: Russia’s Tools for Disinformation and Propaganda in Latin America. “Since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, RT en Español has consistently pushed baseless conspiracy theories to its Spanish-language audience. These include articles claiming the Ukrainian military created a ‘staged recording’ of civilian deaths in Moschun, a town near the capital city Kyiv, and that Russia was not involved in the massacre in Bucha, in which hundreds of Ukrainians died, as news site Insider reported. Unlike major fact-based international media outlets, RT and Sputnik lack fiscal transparency. They do not publish public budget sheets or detailed annual financial reports, and the public must rely on vague estimates occasionally announced by the Russian government.”

California Department of Public Health: California Becomes First State to Launch Chatbot to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation, Especially Focused on the Spanish-Speaking Community

California Department of Public Health: California Becomes First State to Launch Chatbot to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation, Especially Focused on the Spanish-Speaking Community. “The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today unveiled new Spanish- and English-language WhatsApp chatbot tools to offer reliable information about COVID-19 to Californians, especially those in the Latino community.”

NBC News: Russia disinformation on Ukraine spreads on Spanish-speaking social media

NBC News: Russia disinformation on Ukraine spreads on Spanish-speaking social media. “As that war rages, Russia is launching falsehoods into the feeds of Spanish-speaking social media users in nations that already have long records of distrusting the U.S. The aim is to gain support in those countries for the Kremlin’s war and stoke opposition against America’s response.”

Boston Globe: Social media platforms must address Russia’s Spanish-language misinformation

Boston Globe: Social media platforms must address Russia’s Spanish-language misinformation. “As the Russian invasion unfolded in Ukraine, Facebook and TikTok banned Russian state media in Europe, while YouTube blocked them globally as it became evident that Kremlin-controlled outlets were spreading propaganda. But according to experts, Spanish-language misinformation and conspiracy theories have a longer shelf life than their English counterparts on social media because, by and large, the platforms are not dedicating enough resources and time to fight them. It’s way overdue: Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter better catch up and take the threat of Spanish-language misinformation seriously.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook’s Spanish-Language Moderators Are Calling Their Work A “Nightmare”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook’s Spanish-Language Moderators Are Calling Their Work A “Nightmare”. For years, Facebook moderators employed by third-party contractors have sought to expose poor working conditions, and their dissent grew louder during the pandemic as many were forced to return to the office with little to no safety net. But Spanish-language moderators say they face even worse treatment than their English-focused colleagues.”

BusinessWire: New Website to Provide Vaccine Information in Spanish for Hispanic/Latinx (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: New Website to Provide Vaccine Information in Spanish for Hispanic/Latinx (PRESS RELEASE). “Today, the California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC), the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), Looms4lupus and other partner organizations launched YourVaccinationGuide.org in Spanish. The site provides important and easy-to-understand information about vaccines against COVID-19, which is not always readily available for Spanish-speaking communities. ”

Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches Spanish Language App to Help Latinos Navigate Health Care Questions, Issues New Report Highlighting Latino Coverage Issues

Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches Spanish Language App to Help Latinos Navigate Health Care Questions, Issues New Report Highlighting Latino Coverage Issues. “Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a Spanish version of its QuestionBuilder app, which can help Latino patients prepare for their in-person or telehealth appointments. The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) built QuestionBuilder en Español, which is being released during Hispanic Heritage Month and Health Literacy Month, to improve health care access and equity for Latinos.”

Getty: Getty’s Google Arts & Culture Online Exhibits Now Viewable in Spanish

Getty: Getty’s Google Arts & Culture Online Exhibits Now Viewable in Spanish. “Five of Getty’s most popular online exhibits on Google Arts & Culture are now available in Spanish and English, making the Los Angeles museum’s expansive art collection more accessible than ever. The new translations underscore Getty’s goal of making its online and gallery text available in languages other than English. The project also coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 to October 15, 2021. Additional translations of Getty’s Google exhibits will be published in the coming months.”