The emergence of COVID-19 has permeated the field of communication producing a silent crisis related to the production and dissemination of news. In this context, the platforms for the verification of facts and data, also called fact-checking, have been constituted as a solution to the misinformation generated by the pandemic, deriving a halo of transparency and veracity that is called into question in this research. These platforms have been evaluated by the first specific objective based on six dimensions: acquisition, information, verification, presentation, interaction and dissemination, and are subsequently examined according to their link to the news about coronavirus. To achieve these objectives, 72 fact-checking platforms supported by the International Fact-Checking Network were analysed. In these platforms, 936 data were obtained, driven by the indicators of each dimension, which showed an increasing trend in acquisition (88%), information (91%), verification (85%), presentation (77%) and dissemination (92%), but with limitations regarding the interaction (47%) of the verified information that moves them away from the transversal notion of digital interfaces. Likewise, concerning the situation produced by COVID-19, the lack of a different civic co-responsibility agreement, beyond the one used for the coverage of other news, is noted at a general level. In short, the following situation is presented for future research: fact-checking, entertainment in exchange for donations or democratic commitment?
|Title of host publication||Marketing and Smart Technologies - Proceedings of ICMarkTech 2020|
|Editors||Álvaro Rocha, Marc K. Peter, Sandra Loureiro, José Luís Reis, Ricardo Cayolla, Zorica Bogdanovic|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||International Conference on Marketing and Technologies, ICMarkTech 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 8 Oct 2020 → 10 Oct 2020
|Name||Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies|
|Conference||International Conference on Marketing and Technologies, ICMarkTech 2020|
|Period||8/10/20 → 10/10/20|
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