HomeCitizen engagementCelebrating the facts on April 2 —International Fact-Checking Day #FactCheckIt #FightDisinfo
Celebrating the facts on April 2 —International Fact-Checking Day #FactCheckIt #FightDisinfo
April 2, 2018
The International Fact-checking day on April 2 is not a single event but a rallying cry for more facts – and fact-checking – in politics, journalism, and everyday life. The website shares its resources on fact-checking, including a lesson plan for teachers, a fake news trivia quiz, a “hoax-off” among top debunked claims and a map of activities being held around the world in occasion of the day.
More and more people are aware of fact checking and fighting disinformation. There are more resources available online that can help you fight disinformation, misinformation and fake news such as the following:
4 . This cartoon has 7 tips for fact-checking online information- Featuring Fred Fact, the cartoon walks readers through seven simple ways they can use their smartphones to check information and become a more discerning media consumer. Tips include things as simple as checking the author’s name and reverse searching an image.
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 16 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 26 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.
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She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.
Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation
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