“We can’t ignore misinformation. What happens online is real and affects what happens offline”

Gaëlle Faure, digital verification editor at AFP.

Gaëlle Faure discusses her work as digital verification editor at AFP

As a digital verification editor, Gaëlle Faure is a part of AFP’s digital verification team, which is made up of more than 100 journalists around the world. They publish articles about misinformation circulating online in many languages. Faure edits stories about misinformation written by digital verification reporters based in AFP’s bureaus in Africa, and also works on verification training for journalists around the world. Along with several colleagues, she developed this video course last year, which teaches journalists the basics of fact-checking and digital verification. In this interview, she speaks about her job at AFP and about the challenges misinformation poses to journalists around the world. 

Read the article published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism