Course

Verification

This course looks at how to identify problematic information and verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports that you may come across on social media and elsewhere online.

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3 Lessons

Course Overview 

The importance of accuracy in this information age cannot be overemphasised. There is no doubt that different internet sources such as websites, blogs, vlogs and social media groups and pages present to us with a lot of content in form of text, images, reports, news, audio and videos. All of these sources of content have various reasons for publishing. Hence, a need arises for some level of checks for authenticity and accuracy. Therefore, this course is designed with you in mind to present to you measures, tools and skills on how to verify online information. 

This course has three lessons which are subdivided into topics. You are expected to take all the topics and attempt the course assessment/quiz before you can complete the course. For any support or enquiry contact us academy@codeforafrica.org

Learning Objectives

By enrolling in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain insight into the meaning of fact-checking and verification
  • Differentiate fact-checking and verification
  • Clarify the concepts of Misinformation, Disinformation, and Mal-information
  • Gain insights into the trends of fake news technology
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of how to verify content sources 
  • Explore practical examples of fact-checking success