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TruthBuzz webinar: learn how to make facts go viral [Worldwide]

TruthBuzz webinar: learn how to make facts go viral [Worldwide]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Anyone interested in making facts spread wider than falsehoods can attend this online seminar.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will host a webinar at 10:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 7 on how to use creative storytelling techniques for fact-checking.

Participants will hear from experts with experience in debunking false claims in compelling ways: 

Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica will discuss his organization's creative use of video to share its findings. Their short, fun videos won them the top prize in the recent ICFJ TruthBuzz viral fact-checking challenge.

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru from PesaCheck will discuss how her organization uses social media and other channels to spread the facts they uncover about government and society. PesaCheck is Kenya's first fact-checking initiative, and now covers stories across East Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

ICFJ Director of Innovation Oren Levine will lead the discussion and take your questions and comments.

The live webinar will be broadcast on Zoom at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 7. Register here to watch the webinar on Zoom. The webinar will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the IJNet Facebook page here.