2022:Submissions/Documenting the Chilean constitutional convention on Wikipedia: My experience as a Wikimedian in Residence

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Session Notes (etherpad)


  • Language: Spanish
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Sebastián Flores

Abstract[edit source]

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As every political event these days, Chile's constitutional change process has suffered from fake news and online misinformation that seek to discredit it. To contribute to creating and diffusing relevant, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about the Convention, Wikimedia Chile has created a series of strategies to support local volunteers who document this process in Wikipedia, including signing an agreement to have me as a Wikimedian in Residence. This session aims to share my experience working inside the Convention’s facilities where the new Constitution is written, documenting this historical event on the web’s largest encyclopedia.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]


The expected outcomes of this session are:
–To share the local experience of documenting Chile’s constitutional process on Wikipedia, as an example of collaborative and self-organized work.
-To inspire other Wikipedians to get involved in the process of creating and improving online information about political processes.
-To highlight Wikipedia’s crucial role in the broadcast and distribution of understandable and reliable information amongst society.

Biography[edit source]

Sebastián Flores is a Chilean contributor to the Spanish Wikipedia and has created more than 1000 articles, including the Spanish article about the Chilean Constitutional Convention. As a Wikimedian in Residence, Flores has been dedicated to daily updating the information about the Convention’s work along with a community of volunteer editors.