The information contamination left by Maduro at COP27

The information contamination left by Maduro at COP27

Published on 07 Dec 2022

"C-Informa", the Venezuelan media coalition, disseminates a series of journalistic investigations that unveil the government discourse that imposed and pretended to show it as an environmental protector at the climate change conference in Egypt.

The Information Coalition “C-Informa” will publish, starting this December 8, four journalistic works related to the participation of the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, in the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) which took place from November 6 to 18 in Egypt.

Each installment of “C-Informa” will be in charge of revealing the disinformative impact produced by Maduro’s speech in the city of Sharm El Sheikh where he launched criticisms to the capitalist system, recalled the environmental speeches of Hugo Chávez, pointed out Bolsonaro as guilty of the destruction of the Amazon, called for empowering the indigenous people and even met with the presidents of Colombia and Suriname in a special event.

The journalistic works carried out by Efecto Cocuyo, El Estímulo, Medianálisis, Cazadores de Fake News and ProBox in alliance with DataCrítica from Mexico and Chequeado from Argentina aim to demonstrate how the Venezuelan government used COP27 to: generate a narrative of protection of the environment and environmental policies under the umbrella of ecosocialism; make international diplomatic policy in the framework of blockades and sanctions; use the State’s communication apparatus to contaminate information, position conversations and make disinformative campaigns; and how Venezuela has environmental laws and is subscribed to different international treaties that are not complied with.

The journalistic contents to be disseminated by the Information Coalition seek to clean up the environment of hoaxes and manipulation in Venezuela, as well as to identify who is behind them and how it affects those who live in this country that already suffers a complex humanitarian crisis, with serious allegations of violations of the right to freedom of expression.

A magnifying glass to the official narrative

The first journalistic investigation of the four to be published by “C-Informa” was carried out by Jeanfreddy Gutiérrez together with the team of Efecto Cocuyo. In it, an exhaustive analysis is made of the Venezuelan socialist government’s narrative on the alleged reduction of deforestation in the country, a discourse they have been repeating since 2013.

This work to be published on December 8 discovers that the request made by Nicolás Maduro at COP27 to President Gustavo Petro to reactivate the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) would only commit to work in an area in Venezuela of 53 thousand square kilometers, equivalent to 0.7% of the watershed that studies and seeks to protect the alliance of the 8 countries, while the alleged rate of deforestation reduction presented at COP27 had been not only announced identical at COP26 but in 2013.

On December 9, the entire team of C-Informa together with DataCrítica of Mexico will disseminate graphically with maps that would prove that Maduro is lying about the protection of the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela.

Scenario to expand propaganda

The third research work to be published by “C-Informa” will be a combined work of ProBox, Medianálisis and Cazadores de Fake News in which they will unravel how the Maduro government and its communication apparatus took advantage of the COP27 to amplify its political propaganda that its governmental administration is efficient and protects the environment. They will also unveil the actions they executed to make the international community believe that Maduro was the legitimate president for some powerful leaders of the world. Lastly, they will also divulge how they exploited this event to discredit the Venezuelan opposition.

Applying technological resources, proprietary databases and in-depth analysis of social networks, the Information Coalition will show how the administration of Nicolás Maduro, from November 8 to 10, put its well-oiled disinformative machinery to work with the clear intention of contaminating conversations in the digital world and making people believe Maduro’s apparent success at COP27.

In addition, the production and replication of disinformative content will be statistically demonstrated, as well as who participated in this phenomenon within the framework of COP27 and how this type of procedures affected Venezuelans.

On the margins of the law

On December 13, El Estímulo will put the finishing touch to this series of publications with interviews to environmental experts who will detail how the government of former President Hugo Chávez and the current government of Maduro make omissions to laws and international agreements regarding the protection of the environment and what it does is to position the discourse that it is the fault of foreign governments such as that of Jair Bolsonaro.

The journalist Ariana Briceño consulted the agronomist engineer, environmental expert and member of Grupo Orinoco, Pedro García Montero and general coordinator of Clima 21, an organization that works with the defense of environmental human rights, Alejandro Álvarez Iragorry, on the application of these legal regulations in the Mining Arc and on how the Venezuelan environmental future is compromised precisely because of governmental inoperativeness.

The experts also reveal that, beyond the proposals made by Maduro at COP27, the situation in the Amazon does not have a quick solution as the president implied in Egypt.

You can read all these investigations of the Information Coalition “C-Informa” on the websites and social networks of Efecto Cocuyo, El Estímulo, Medianálisis, Cazadores de Fake News and ProBox.

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