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Over 60 sessions, more than 70 speakers in three days of training, learning new skills, sharing stories and networking with most of the continent’s most interesting journalists.
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Tuesday, October 30 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Fact Checking and Verification Workshop

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Cyberspace and social media platforms have become a minefield of fake news, deception and political manipulation. We have seen fake news sway elections, manipulate public opinion, destroyed reputations of citizens and organisations. Learn the tricks of the trade to fact-check and verify content  as we take you through the dark world of fakes news.
The following will be covered:
  • Why is fact-checking important
  • What to fact-check
  • Why fact-checking around elections in Nigeria and Kenya matters. Perspectives from Africa Check
  • What good is fact-checker when there's no data? How to work around this. The Nigerian example.

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David Ajikobi

Editor, Africa Check, Nigeria
David Ajikobi (@Pantaphobious) joined Africa Check as Nigeria editor in November 2016. He was previously an Editor/Producer at Channels Television with about a decade of experience across different media platforms. He was one of the pioneer News Editors/Producers at 99.3 Nigeria Info... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
WSS106 Wits Science Stadium, First Floor

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