Maldita.es has won the 2021 European Press Prize Innovation Award with ‘Maldita.es’ WhatsApp Chatbot to thrive a fact-checking operation on disinformation.’
Maldita.es is a non-profit foundation that fights disinformation and promotes transparency through fact-checking and data journalism. Its mission is to provide citizens with tools, technology and information that allows them to make informed decisions based on verified information. For that purpose, Maldita.es develops technology and innovative formats that address the public’s need together with media literacy programs that help create an aware community that can defend itself from disinformation and lies in all areas. Their watchword is ‘journalism to not be fooled,’ with 30 journalists, engineers and educators working in the frontline of disinformation. Maldita.es is a member of the International Fact-Checking Network and the only Spanish organisation appointed by the European Commission to the High Level Group on Fake News and Disinformation.