Tired of reading false information on the internet? Struggling to work out whether WhatsApp messages on your phone are reliable? Feeling cynical after listening to politicians’ claims on the radio? Confused after trying to distinguish between rumours and reality on social media platforms?
Many of us are aware of the issue of false information, often referred to as "fake news". Controversies around truth and trust in the media, and on social media platforms, seem to be everywhere. With false and misleading information spreading so easily, we believe it is vital for every journalist to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to sort fact from fiction and address the so-called information disorder.
Learn moreUpdated | 9 December 2019
Introducing Fact-Checking and Verification Tools is a four-week course intended to provide journalists and the public with the basic skills and tools to determine the credibility of information, including articles published online, and images and videos that are spread via social media.Updated | 8 June 2020
Taking Fact-Checking Further covers the fact-checking techniques adopted by Africa Check and similar organisations around the world to assess claims and information in the public domain.Updated | 8 June 2020
Hi, I'm Kweli. I will help you explore the fascinating world of fact-checking, sharing useful tips and advice all along the way. Spaces for our fact-checking courses are limited, so make sure you apply soon.
Hi, my name is Carina. I'm head of education and training at TRi Facts, Africa Check’s training, research and information unit.