Google announces initiatives to help curb misinformation, improve media literacy in Africa

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26 October 2022, RajiOlatunji, Factcheckhub

Ooko further stated that Google would be supporting the ‘Africa Facts’ conference in November in Nairobi.

She said, “we want to help connect ideas and expert practitioners, and further strengthen fact-checking across the continent.”

She added, “These new initiatives build on the media literacy training programme, WebRangers, that we facilitate with Media Monitoring Africa, focused on training teens in South Africa on how to identify and report misinformation.

“We believe the future of news across Africa is bright, and support for it is critical. We are eager to continue finding ways to connect people to relevant and quality news across the region.”

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