COVID-19 FACT CHECK

The spreading of inadequate information, especially on social media, became a huge problem all over the world within the last years, as not only due to growing digitization and globalisation, each of us receives a massive flood of information on a daily basis, especially via social media. Thereby many articles or videos may appear to be true, but often are not, as false information is disguised as reliable news to deliberately misinform or deceive readers.

After observing the current developments regarding Covid19 in Kenya, meanwhile one of the major problems undermining the government efforts to mitigate the spread and impact of the novel virus in the country, is the wide distribution of fake and misinformation about the disease in the communities. This development is observed with growing concern, as it makes people less likely to consume right information and can therefore clearly affect people’s health.

Thereby the collaboration of the Homabay County MOH organizations for this project is seen as very helpful, because the mistrust in public national and international entities when it comes to the consumption of information regarding Covid19, cannot be neglected.

LERNE ADAMS ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT.

AWARENESS CREATION

Covid-19 Fact Check is working to create awareness on fake news and misinformation relating to covid-19 and other health related issues in Kenya and beyond.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Using LAF social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to deliver accurate and reliable information to the general public.