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PesaCheck is Africa largest indigenous fact-checking organisation, with full-time researchers in 13 African countries. Its debunks and other research is republished by major media, and is used by platforms such as Facebook to label over 450,000 posts as misleading or harmful every month.

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Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest network of digital democracy and civic technology labs, with staff in 21 countries. It helped pioneer fact-checking in Africa, and incubates PesaCheck along with other initiatives such as the iLAB that help unmask hate speech and influence operations and CivicSignal that uses AI tools to monitor and analyse the media.

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PesaCheck is a signatory of the International Fact Checking Initiative (IFCN) and adheres to its code of principles. Click here to learn more.

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