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Ahead of Colombia’s elections, this women-driven initiative fact-checks information on WhatsApp

Chicas Poderosas' project, El Poder de Elegir, tackles misinformation on WhatsApp, one of the most-secretive social platforms, to help ensure that Colombian voters are making their decisions based on facts.

Belén Arce Terceros | June 14, 2018

Verificado 2018 fact-checks information on WhatsApp

WhatsApp's private and encrypted messages make it difficult to fight the spread of misinformation on the social platform, but Verificado 2018 has found a way. 

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 08, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Germany’s Wafana

Germany's fact-checking startup, Wafana, has released a social listening tool to better monitor online misinformation. Read more about the organizations' initiatives. 

Clothilde Goujard | May 30, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Bosnia-Herzegovina’s fact-checkers

Bosnia-Herzegovina takes a multi-pronged approach at fact-checking, many under the organization "Zasto Ne?" Today's post explores two main initiatives, Isinomjer and Raskrinkavanje.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 21, 2018

Can soft power combat misinformation?

As misinformation becomes a growing problem in media and politics, many people turn to public authorities. Soft power solutions offer an alternative that doesn't risk government censorship.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Nieman Lab | March 16, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Africa Check

In the second installment of our series we explore Africa Check, a fact-checking organization active around the continent. 

Clothilde Goujard | March 14, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Argentina’s Chequeado

In our new series, "Fact-Checking Around the World," IJNet will explore the work of organizations that are working to fight misinformation worldwide. The first installment spotlights Chequeado in Argentina.

Clothilde Goujard | February 22, 2018

Challenges and strategies to combat fake news in Brazil’s 2018 elections

Election year is always turbulent for journalists and more so in the age of fake news. How to combat disinformation that plagues not only Brazil but the world?

Renata Johnson | February 05, 2018

To make fact-checking go viral, ’silence is golden’

During a recent webinar, Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck shared their best advice for making fact-checking and verification spread faster than fake news.

Oren Levine | December 20, 2017

Journalist of the month: Jake Soriano

Filipino journalist Jake Soriano works to fact-check and hold elected officials accountable. He spoke with IJNet about his motivations, challenges and advice for young journalists. 

Ana Batista | December 20, 2017

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