International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Hoax Crisis Center - MAFINDO

Serves as a center for clarification of issues suspected to be hoaxes. For example, the Hoax Crisis Center (HCC) became the main hub to communicate issues that emerged during the last 2018 regional election to the public.

Regional journalists - with key connections to influential community leaders - volunteer with MAFINDO, and largely run the HCC. Community leaders know to contact the HCC first if there is an outbreak of a hoax, and the HCC coordinates with stakeholders (government, community and religious leaders) to calm the situation.