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Fact-checking: African experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, June 25

09:00 - 10:00 EDT / GMT-4

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Moderator

Lee Mwiti | Africa Check, Chief Editor

Panelists

Ebele Oputa | Dubawa, Programme Officer, Partnerships
Eric Mugendi | Pesa Check, Managing Editor
Rabiu Alhassan | GhanaFact, Founder/Managing Editor
Sammy Mupfuni | Congo Check, Managing Director


This panel discussion will address the following questions:
What factors drive false information in Africa?
Is there really a one-size-fits-all global approach fighting it or is more nuance needed?
What are the major challenges in fighting the "infodemic" and how has the pandemic informed our general approach to fighting false information?
And what trends have we seen about the creation and spread of pandemic-related false information in relation to other national issues?


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