South Africans have been told to stay home for 21 days to fight the spread of Covid-19. Do they need to provide ‘proof’ when they venture out for groceries or medical care?
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Helping the truth catch up: Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado turn to research to fight bad information
In this briefing series, Full Fact’s Research Team and partners at Africa Check and Chequeado, draw on the latest academic evidence to explain what shapes belief in misinformation, and how fact checkers might involve politicians, educators, and the general public in the fight for accurate content.
The deliberate and sustained seeding of incorrect information on social media would have many thinking a new state is imminent in Nigeria. Not too fast.
Social media can be an open highway for false information. Dancan Bwire and Grace Gichuhi, researchers from our Nairobi office, look back on a year of exposing quacks, liars and fraudsters for Facebook’s third-party fact-checking programme.
Africa Check’s Kenya deputy editor tackled health misinformation all through 2019. Here’s what he took away.
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What fact-checking format helps people best understand a topic? How do politicians respond to fact-checking? How can we reach even more audiences? Africa Check and its partners in the UK and Argentina look to answer these and other questions.