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.
— Africa Check (@AfricaCheck) March 28, 2017
#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.
— Africa Check (@AfricaCheck) March 27, 2017
#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.
#6 Vote for us to win the world hoax-off!
— Kate Wilkinson ?? (@kateomega) March 27, 2017
#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.