GEC – Anglophone West Africa | Fact-Checking – OSINT Program | AFCA

Code for Africa’s Academy is assisting Journalists, tech savvy citizen and development enthusiast expand their Data and Investigative journalism skills. At the end of the training, participants are expected to perform fact-checks/investigative research, use available open source tools to investigate information and use the data to tell stories.

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Resources for participants

Session 1A

Slide: Introduction to Fact-Checking

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Session 1B

Slide: The 5-stage Fact-Checking process

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Session 2A

Slide: What is fact-checkable?

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Session 2B

Slide: Finding Mis/disinfo: how to setup monitoring/listening systems for eligible claims

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Session 3

Slide: How to write a fact check ; Transparency in fact-checking

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Session 4A

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims( Photos)

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Session 4B

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims: Videos

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Session 5

Slide: Staying Safe: guidelines for keeping yourself safe from harassment and threat

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Session 6

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims: audio & websites

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Session 7

Slide: IO Basics: Influence Operations & Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour

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Session 8

Slide: Platform Investigations: Facebook

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Session 9

Slide: Platform Investigations: Twitter

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Session 10

Slide: Dark Social Investigations: WhatsApp, Telegrams, Signal, etc

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