Alberto Escorcia is a pioneering journalist investigating fake news and misinformation online. When in the world the fake news began to be known in 2016 by the Trump era, Escorcia had already investigated them since 2009 for the role that he has had in the manipulation of public opinion in Mexico and Spain.
Mexico has been one of the first countries to have large-scale digital disinformation. For 12 years Alberto has documented how the groups and agencies that generate it works.
He has developed a method using free software and network analysis to detect in real time the emergence of fake news and disinformation operations before they do harm. His work has contributed to dismantle large groups and companies that used to misinform the entire country.
For his work he has collaborated in the main media around the world, from the NYT, BBC, CNN, Wired, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs to Buzzfeed, through the main media in Europe and Latin America such as El País, La Jornada and Proceso.
He currently collaborates and advises the media, social networks companies, civil organizations, governments and agencies to detect disinformation online and to create techniques to deactivate the effects before they arise.
His work has been documented in various academic papers and books by other specialists such as Peter Pomerantsev, Guiomar Rovira, Simona Levi, Karin Pettersson, and more.
Alberto Escorcia is a pioneering journalist investigating fake news and misinformation online.