Clara Jiménez Cruz
Clara Jiménez Cruz is the co-founder and CEO of Maldita.es, a Spanish foundation and nonprofit news organization created to fight disinformation and lies in public discourse through fact-checking and data journalism, which won the innovation European Press Prize in 2021 for its WhatsApp chatbot. She’s also the cofounder of Factchequeado, a project fighting disinformation among latino communities in the US. After a decade-long career as a TV journalist, Clara, who works regularly with national media organizations in Spain, was appointed to the High Level Group against Disinformation by the European Commission and is the chair of the European Fact-checking Standards Network (EFCSN). She is also a currentmember of the International Fact-Checking Network Advisory Board. Among other recognitions,she has been awarded a 2019 Ashoka Fellowship and was named Spanish Young Journalist of the Year in 2020.