How Maldita.es Navigated the Pandemic and Nearly Doubled Its Membership

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In a nutshell: More than 1,000 explainer articles, a host of in-depth podcasts and a database of medical experts aided this Spanish nonprofit in combating fast-traveling falsehoods.

Spain was one of the focal points in Europe at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Confusing information circulating on social media compounded with a strict lockdown led Spaniards to turn to Maldita.es — a Spanish fact-checking platform founded by two broadcast journalists — for answers.

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