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Oxford Study: Electoral system allows politicians to camouflage the spread of ‘fake news’ in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The ambiguity with which the political parties' spending reports are written makes it difficult for citizens to monitor what type of digital services the political parties contract during electoral campaigns. According to research published by the University of Oxford, this "veil of opacity"...

In Costa Rica we also have violent groups and angry Trumpists

QCOSTARICA - This week millions will watch the transfer of powers in the United States with one question on their minds: What to do about the violent Trumpists who will remain active after Trump leaves the White House? The irony is that in Costa Rica...

Ministry of Health of Panama misinforms about vaccines purchased by Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - It's unclear why the Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) issued a tweet in which it misinforms about the purchase of vaccines made by the Costa Rican government, and even declares that the number of doses they will receive will be much...

“La Nacion” Editorial On Nicaragua’s New Gag Law (Ley Mordaza)

LA NACION EDITORIAL - The Nicaraguan regime has just expanded its repressive resources with the approval of a law against cybercrimes whose most outstanding characteristic is the criminalization of false information. Sandinista legislators and their allies formed an overwhelming majority of 70 votes in favor...

“Gag Law” approved by Ortega will enter into force in 60 days

TODAY NICARAGUA – The 70 votes of the ruling Frente Sandinista (Sandinista Front) in the National Assembly approved, without opposition, the Special Law on Cybercrimes, known as the “Ley Mordaza” (Gag Law), which aims to regulate content on the internet and silence the critical...

#Debunked: Costa Rica President Alvarado DID NOT request asylum in Panama

QCOSTARICA - A doctor and anonymous were behind the reports on Sunday that Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado and his cabinet requested asylum in Panama due to the demonstrations occurring in different parts of the country. The message was spread by way of Facebook posts...

What’s Up With This From The Diario Extra?

Rico's Digest - Was it an April Fools headline? "COSTA RICA CON MAS CONTAGIOS QUE CHINA" (COSTA RICA WITH MORE INFECTED THAN CHINA). Due to my self-imposed isolation, I did not go out to get the print edition of the self-billed "most sold newspaper in...

San Juan de Dios hopital staffer leaked fake news about the first case of a new coronavirus in Costa Rica

It was last Saturday, February 29. A staffer at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the heart of San Jose circulated in a social network a test performed on a woman in that medical center, assuring that the result confirmed positive of the...

Did President Alvarado Sneak Out In An Ambulance To Avoid Protests? No.

President Carlos Alvarado denied that he was hiding in an ambulance after the cabinet meeting held last Saturday, in the Casa de la Cultura de Limón, as it is wrongly shared on social networks. The President and his cabinet were in the Caribbean city for...

Niot The Fake News?/?!!

Francisco Prendas defends his not having all the facts but asserts it is not "fake news"

Fake News, The IVA Is NOT Going To 16%!

In less than 24 hours, at least six Facebook pages viralized the fake news about the Value Added Tax or IVA for the Spanish acronym. Before that, the website Diaro La Carta, funded by Francisco Prendas, president of the Partido Nueva República, reported the government's...

Fake News That A Hurricane Will Hit Costa Rica On Thursday

It is not true that the National Hurricane Center of the United States warned of a cyclone that will hit Costa Rica on Thursday, as stated in a video that is shared on WhatsApp and Facebook. The information was denied by both the Comisión Nacional...

Producing and spreading ‘fake news’ could land you in jail in Costa Rica

A person who produces and disseminates fake news with the intention of deceiving in Costa Rica would be exposed to between one and four years in prison. That is the proposal (legislative file 21.187) by Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) legislator Erwen Masis, in the...

Mexico Passes New “Anti-Meme” Law that Restricts Criticism of Politicians

(Panampost) - The international wave of cyber censorship has now arrived in Latin America, via Veracruz state, in southern Mexico, this time under the guise of a new “anti-meme” law. Both civil society organizations and users of social media have argued that the “gag” strategy...

“NoComaCuento”:f Tico Bull, Don’t Believe It!

Rico's TICO BULL - Several Facebook pages are using photos from 2016 to affirm that groups of Nicaraguans are burning the Costa Rican flag in different parts of the country. The image used belong, really, to a punk concert performed in Sabanilla de Montes de...

OIJ Attributes To ‘Mass Hysteria’ False Cases of Filipino Band of ‘Robaniños

A feeling of "mass hysteria" is what has motivated the recent denunciations of the supposed abduction of children by Philippine nationals. This is the opinion of the Director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, expressed Tuesday afternoon, at a press conference that...

Hack of Bolivian Senate Twitter Account Publishes Death Of Evo Morales

The Twitter account of the Senate of Bolivia was hacked on Tuesday, May 8, for a brief period of time, minutes in which a statement was published that lamented the death of President Evo Morales. The news, of course, was false, fake news. Morales was alive...

Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks a proper sense of responsibility. We need, should be well informed about current events, local and beyond, but the onslaught of media sources has made it a daunting task. 'Quick News'...

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters Like dust in the wind the news flies: Leopoldo López, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader, has died. That’s according to the Twitter account of Globovisión journalist Leopoldo Castillo, currently exiled in Miami. People begin...

Whoopi Goldberg To Sue Costa Rica Blogger For “Fake News” Report

Q COSTA RICA - "Costa Rica is not big enough for the lawsuit that's coming your way," are the words by American actor Whoopi Goldberg, hitting back at a "fake news" website, allegedly based in Costa Rica, that ran a story she claims endangered...

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

The U.S. Embassy in Managua. Photo LA PRENSA/Uriel MolinaTODAY NICARAGUA – A fake news report circulating this Wednesday caused buzz among Nicaraguans in which it ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump had signed an executive order eliminating the visa for Nicaraguans to travel to...

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