Africa Check publishes independent fact-checking research and evaluations to increase the understanding of the impact of fact-checking, promote fact-checking research in Africa, and develop evidence-based approaches in the field.
Since 2016, we’ve commissioned the following independent evaluations:
From reducing fake news to validating the facts: A triangulated evaluation of the awareness and impact of Africa Check’s work in Nigeria
Africa Check, Chequeado and Full Fact draw on a year-long research project to help fact-checkers tackle misinformation more effectively. You can read more about the research programme here.
The research papers can be downloaded below:
Tackling misinformation on WhatsApp in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal & South Africa: Effective strategies in a time of Covid-19
Health misinformation reports
A quarterly collection of potentially harmful heath claims that circulated on various platforms in Nigeria.