NLP ambassador on navigating the spread of misinformation among Latinos

NLP in the News

NLP news literacy ambassador and Chicago high school teacher Alba Mendiola recently appeared on PBS station WTTW to talk about misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities.

Many Latinos rely on social media sites for their news and other information, according to data from a Pew Research Center survey. Since fact checking in Spanish is less available, Latinos can be exposed to viral misinformation, Mendiola explained.

She shared advice that she gives her students: “I always tell them, ‘Do you want to be informed, or do you want to be influenced?’ Because those influencers out there have their own agendas,” she said.

Watch the full interview here.

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