INFORMED is the summit where key leaders and experts discuss the biggest questions at the intersection of technology, media, and democracy. Informed is a critical forum to explore these challenges and viable solutions.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie G. and Tiempo Co Founder and Executive Chairman Javier Marin discussed access to accurate civic Information.
In the conversation the panelists encourage Latino presence on decision making teams, saying that having Latino representation at all levels can change the course on how corporations, government officials and other industries make decisions giving reality checks, insights of the fastest growing demographic in the Country and untapped opportunity of growth at all levels.
Having Spanish speakers, and more people that think and look as latinos will give the Hispanic community a sense of confidence, belonging and trust.
This is an extremely important conversation because according to Nielsen: The truth about connecting with U.S. Latino report in 2021 Latinos are more likely to receive, consume, and share “fake news” and misinformation online compared to the general population, Latinos are a diverse, intersectional group with different experiences, perspectives and expectations.
Latinos are a community of immeasurable diversity yet ultra connected by culture, language and shared experiences.In Spanish we need resources to do real research where Latinos are counted, understanding US hispanics is critical, we are a different country within our Country.
Alberto Ibargüen President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation closed the panel saying: “Spanish-language Desinformation is a topic we all should pay attention to, our community is growing and no one is doing so”
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For more information about the event click here: https://knightfoundation.org/events/knight-media-forum/informed-conversations-on-democracy-in-the-digital-age/