Elections 2020: Fact-Check Ghana Partners CODEO, Others to Counter Fake News

Fact-Check Ghana is partnering with the Coalition for Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) to fight misinformation and disinformation related to the 2020 elections in Ghana. The partnership also includes two other fact-checking platforms – Dubaawa and GhanaFact.

The fact-checking platforms will among other sources leverage the team of CODEO Observers spread across the country to verify the authenticity of claims which will be rife during and post-election day and publish in real-time to counter fake news.

CODEO is an independent and non-partisan network of civil society groups, faith-based organizations and professional bodies that observe Ghanaian elections.

The MFWA’s Fact-Check Ghana platfrom which started in 2016 has established credibility over the period by fact-checking claims made by government officials and politicians in the lead up to both the 2016 and 2020 elections in Ghana. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fact-Check Ghana worked tirelessly to counter disinformation and misinformation on COVID-19 in the Ghanaian space.

Two members of fact-check Ghana at CODEO information centre

Fact-Check Ghana is a fact-checking project of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). It has a dedicated team of experienced journalists and researchers who are supported by programme and administrative staff of the MFWA.

The MFWA is West Africa’s biggest and most influential media development and freedom of expression advocacy organisation with headquarters in Accra Ghana and national partner organisations in all 16 countries of West Africa.

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