This is the largest fact-checking collaboration in the history of Ghana bringing together more than 100 fact-checking journalists from 35 news outlets spread across Ghana. This is meant to build a nationwide bulwark against misinformation/fake news. Journalists in this network have been trained in how to use digital tools to flag mis/disinformation. The network helps in identifying suspicious information on social/traditional media, produce fact-checks and cross publish them to increase reach.
Info Finder is a carefully selected collection of facts and sources on key topics. This is a project of Africa Check, the pioneering fact-checking organization in Africa collaborating with GhanaFact in Ghana, Dubawa in Nigeria and ZimFact in Zimbabwe. The project was one of only seven global winners of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative – a new programme of the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute and the Facebook Journalism Project.
Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, the #CoronaVirusFacts / #DatosCoronaVirus Alliance unites more than 100 fact-checkers around the world in publishing, sharing and translating facts surrounding the new coronavirus. The Alliance was launched in January when the spread of the virus was restricted to China but already causing rampant misinformation globally. The World Health Organization now classifies this issue as an infodemic — and the Alliance is on the front lines in the fight against it.
Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), is a WHO-hosted network that coordinates actions and pools resources to combat misinformation and fill information gaps around the COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa. AIRA brings together 14 organisations including the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), UNICEF, UNESCO, UN Verified, UN Global Pulse, WHO, Gavi- the Vaccine Alliance and the fact-checking organizations Africa Check, PesaCheck, Agence France Presse Fact Check, Dubawa, Meedan and GhanaFact.