We offer basic and advanced training facilitated by Africa’s leading fact-checkers
Our training programmes equip participants with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical fact-checking skills to stop the spread of false information and respond to harmful claims. We show you how to spot false information, find accurate data and verify the context and origin of images and videos shared on social media. In addition we support you to correct and respond to false information to strengthen your reputation.
Basic fact-checking training: Become aware of and check false information
- Understand fact-checking and what can be fact-checked
- The process of fact-checking
- Identify fake websites and false information on social media platforms
- Verify the origin of pictures and videos and using fact-checking tools like Google reverse image search, RevEye, TinEye, Video Vault
Advanced fact-checking training: Develop fact-checking expertise
- Focus on specific specialised topic, such as
- Health misinformation and COVID-19
- Finance and the economy
- Elections and education
- Advertisement and public communication
- Apply fact-checking tools to a specific topic
- Identify fake websites and accounts in a specific field
- Verify the origin of pictures and videos using online fact-checking tools
Correction training: Respond to false information and manage reputational risk.
- Understand the risks false or misleading information poses to your integrity
- Monitor false information about your business or professional identity
- Establish the facts and correct existing information in the public
- Learn how to respond to false information and strengthen your good reputation
We offer multiple packages and tailor our training to your specific organisational or business needs as virtual and face-to-face services. We have trained more than 4,000 individuals from media organisations, NPOs, government organisations, the corporate sector and the general public. All our workshops are developed and presented by senior Africa Check trainers and editors.
“The training was useful and will help me check the accuracy of the spread of hot news circulated on social media and some websites. I will share the knowledge acquired with my colleagues. Facts are very important to make a story/opinion accurate”.
"I will talk with my editors on having a regular fact-checking segment to go with Covid-19 coverage. Be more proactive in verifying information given by public figures by checking the relevant documents."
“As an editor of media that use images, I have understood how to check the source of Videos and Images we use on TV. So, in the future I hope we are going to cover our stories with a real professionalism.”