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If you need help to tell the credibility of sources, FakerFact is for you. FakerFact is a chrome browser extension that serves as an AI fact-checking tool. It uses assessments and scoring of source quality (based on accuracy, objectivity, etc.) to guide readers toward higher-quality information. 

If you need help to tell the credibility of sources, FakerFact is for you. FakerFact is a chrome browser extension that serves as an AI fact-checking tool. It uses assessments and scoring of source quality (based on accuracy, objectivity, etc.) to guide readers toward higher-quality information…
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The World Health Organisation’s African Health Observatory (AHO) is a repository of the best information available on health in Africa. AHO consists of a web portal, a data statistics platform, a web-based collaborative space for the production and updating of comprehensive and analytical country health profiles, and a repository of key publications. Find it here.

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Index scores 180 countries on how corrupt their public sectors are perceived to be. The index allows users to view results in a colour-coded map and contains results tables, research analysis, regional analysis and other resources.
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Journalists in Africa are playing a key role in tracking the continent’s ongoing coronavirus pandemic and holding respective governments to account. With the realities of a second wave of Covid-19, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has developed an information guide for journalists on Covid-19 coverage. Find it here.

In a world of digital and social media platforms, readers are changing their news consumption preferences. One response to this shift is multimedia journalism: the practice of conveying a narrative through multiple forms of media, such as text, audio and video. If you’re new to the world of…

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