Central and West Africa

African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA)

The African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA) is a network of media and civil society organizations that work to counter misinformation. The network supports fact-checking missions to debunk dangerous content, including conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Civic Signal

CivicSignal is Code for Africa's AI/machine learning initiative, using large-scale media monitoring to map the content/creator landscape and underlying business models for disinformation profiteers. Additionally, CivicSignal uses AI-driven language processing tools to analyze the underlying narratives that shape public discourse and perceptions and make the public vulnerable to disinformation and extremism. 
 

ANCIR Investigative Lab (iLab)

The ANCIR iLab uses forensic data science techniques to expose the networks that disseminate and amplify misinformation, disinformation, and toxic content (such as hate speech or extremism) with a special focus on coordinated inauthentic behaviour and other influence/information operations. 
 

What’s Crap on WhatsApp? (by Africa Check)

As far as we are aware, “What’s Crap on WhatsApp?” is the first show of its kind. We’re going to fight WhatsApp misinformation on WhatsApp in a format designed for WhatsApp.

Fact-checking organisations have traditionally tried to attract readers to websites, video and social media. But we’re taking our show to people on WhatsApp in a format widely used on the platform.

RoveR

RoveR is an app to help you spot real over rubbish news!
1. You can upgrade your skills through a series of in-depth and fun learning modules where you master questions such as "what is credible news?"
2. You can test how good your newly acquired skills are by taking our different challenges and quizzes.
3. You can check the credibility of a website in real time and share your own thoughts by rating the stories you read.

Disinformation Tracker

This interactive map seeks to support human rights defenders in Sub-Saharan Africa by tracking and analysing all laws, policies and other government actions on disinformation across Sub-Saharan Africa.