First track: Edit & Verify Webinars Series

If you want to become a fact-checker to verify any content before sharing it on your social media accounts, you will find these webinars useful.

The first track of the project is a total of 10 hours divided over 5 interactive webinars through Zoom and the “Meta Journalism Project” Facebook page. The webinars are open for all interested journalists, fact checkers, media students and other professionals.

The webinars aim to raise awareness about fake news, misinformation and disinformation, and equip the audience with the tools they need to identify and debunk fake news.

Participants who will participate in the five webinars in addition to one of the webinar series on ‘Facebook Community Standards’ will qualify to obtain the E-certificate provided by ARIJ & Meta Journalism Project. The dates will be announced in 2022.

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Verify Social Media Content

To avoid being a tool for diffusing fake news, this webinar targets you and all social media users to provide you with tools to identify any fabricated content before sharing it. The webinar will tackle how to wisely use social media platforms and the ethical dimension and legal consequences of spreading deliberate mis/disinformation.

Verify Digital Ads

Did you know that the emergence of digital ads in front of you now on the Internet and on social networking sites is not random at all, but is directed to you specifically based on the analysis of your data? This unique session enables you to learn who is behind the sponsored ads, and the purpose behind their financing.

Verify Scientific Content

Scientific content is an active ground for spreading mis/disinformation. You may have come across dozens of scientific studies that discuss the benefits of coffee and dozens more that recommend avoiding it due to its negative effects.
In the third webinar of the Edit and Verify Project, we discuss how to evaluate scientific content, and distinguish between spurious and biassed ones.

Verify Deep Fake

Artificial intelligence provides numerous opportunities to verify information. However, it may also lead to a large amount of mis- or disinformation, using “deep fakes” technologies.
The Edit and Verify project’s fourth webinar, “Verify with us Deep Fakes,” gives participants the methodology and tools they need to spot deep fakes in videos

Literacy for the Public

What are the public engagement methodologies and tools in combating dis/misinformation? On the International Day of Fact-checkers, the Arab Fact-checkers Network AFCN from ARIJ concludes the series of seminars from the first training track within the “#Edit_Verify” project, through the fifth session, “Media and Information Literacy for the Public”.