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Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites

By Nick Wingfield, Mike Isaac and Katie Benner Facebook has been at the epicenter of that debate, accused by some commentators of swinging some voters in favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump through misleading and outright...

6 Tips to Debunk Fake News Stories by yourself

By: Alexios Mantzarlis 1. First, do no harmBefore you even start debunking, make sure you are not sharing false rumors yourself. Avoid becoming one of the...

How To Recognize A Fake News Story

By Nick Robins-Early In order to prevent the spread of fake news, here is a quick guide to spotting it. 1. Read Past The Headline One way that...

Facebook to Offer Users Tips on Spotting Fake News

By Jasper Jackson Hundreds of millions of Facebook users will be offered tips for spotting fake news as part of the social network’s latest attempt to address...

How to Verify a Voice Note from your Phone

By Laura Kapelari Misinformation on WhatsApp can be difficult to detect and verify, especially when it comes from trusted friends and family members. Africa Check has...

A Guide: How to Identify Fake News!

By Mustapha Lawal In recent times, the impact of fake news has reverberated across the African landscape, manifesting in incidents that blur the lines between...

Empowering Truth: FactCheck Africa’s Fact-Checking Stylebook

By Mustapha Lawal In an age dominated by the rapid dissemination of information across digital landscapes, the quest for truth has become more elusive than...

Misinformation’s Hold on Climate Change: A Wake-Up Call for Africa in the Shadows of Established Democracies

By Muhammad Mustapha Ibraheem In the ever-evolving landscape of global information dissemination, misinformation has emerged as a formidable adversary, capable of influencing not only political...

How to Protect Yourself Online as a Journalist

BY LWAZI MASEKO  In a digital world, attacks on journalists and journalism are not just limited to physical threats, with journalists increasingly receiving digital threats...

How to Spot Fakes & Hoaxes Online

Researched by Ray Joseph The Internet is awash with fakers. Re-publishing or re-posting their online content hurts the credibility of those who fail to ask...

How to Tell if a News Article is Reliable

By Renee Moodie If it’s a big and important issue, be cautious about what you share or see shared on social media. Big news events inevitably generate...