Anim Van Wyk 7 simple ways to celebrate International Fact-Checking Day with us

Facts matter – and more than ever. Africa Check is celebrating the inaugural International Fact-Checking Day on Sunday 2 April. Here’s how you can join us. #1 Show us some social media love ? Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page – and if you already do, please get a friend or family member on… Read more »

Facts matter – and more than ever. Africa Check is celebrating the inaugural International Fact-Checking Day on Sunday 2 April. Here’s how you can join us.

#1 Show us some social media love

? Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page – and if you already do, please get a friend or family member on board! (Especially kids. We want to get them young ?)

#2 Get a weekly dose of facts

✍️? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the facts delivered to your inbox.

#3 Know what fake news is (and isn’t)

? Study this definition of fake news – it’s not bad journalism or reports you don’t agree with. There are also different shades of it.

 

#4 Watch how we marked the day

? Check out how we trained 20 schoolchildren in sorting fact from fiction on social media.

#5 Learn how to reverse image search

?? Teach yourself this simple technique to find out where an image on social media has been used before.

GUIDE: How to spot fakes and hoaxes online

#6 Vote for us to win the world hoax-off!

? Three of our fact-checks made it into the International Fact-Checking Day #HoaxOff! Vote for our reports – and while you’re there, check out the International Fact-Checking Network’s handy how-tos.

#7 Tell us what to fact-check next

? We always welcome suggestions of claims to fact-check. Head over to this form ?? if you have spotted something dodgy.

Submit a claim to check