Do you ever look at something online and get the feeling that it is fake? Take our fact- checking course to turn that gut feeling into a life skill that you can use every day. Learn how to fact-check claims on the internet in five short lessons.
Who is this for?
There is no denying the fact that the internet has taken over our lives. While there are several advantages to this, there are several disadvantages too, one of the main ones being the ease with which fake news is manufactured, shared, and believed by people who use the internet. In this context, learning to tell the real from the fake becomes a necessary life skill that every internet user should develop. Take this short course to enjoy a long-term benefit. Be your own fact-checker! This course does not require any prior knowledge of fact-checking or tools. Anyone who is fairly conversant with basic internet applications like browsers can take and ace this course easily.
Helps you identify fake news
Pick up the skills necessary to debunk a variety of fake claims
Helps you know what/which sources to trust
Learn to use specific tools like reverse image search and InVid
Helps you navigate the internet better
Who are we?
Factly traces its origin to 2014 when founder Rakesh Dubbudu realised that data may not be intimidating to people if it is demystified. In this philosophy, we found our motto—making public data meaningful. This means that we not only explain public data in a way that makes sense to all but also provide the tools that can help people figure out complex data for themselves. Our fact-checking course is an important step in this endeavour, as it helps internet users discern the real from the fake amidst the vast sea of information that is the World Wide Web.
Ready to dive in?
This course does not require any prior knowledge of fact-checking or tools. Anyone who is fairly conversant with basic internet applications like browsers can take and ace this course easily.