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Use WhatsApp to Verify The Truthfulness of a Story

Being aware of what is happening in your surrounding is essential to your safety. But the fact is, many people believe a story they hear or reading without verifying if the information presented in the story is truthful or not. And so the concept of ‘misinformation’ is no longer a strange one.

Because false stories is very rampant, in 2005 a network known as the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) was established. So if you feel that the information in a story you receive sounds suspicious or inaccurate you are encouraged to use the organization approved by IFCN in your country to verify the truthfulness of the story.

Because billions of people are using WhatsApp to share information, many of these IFCN organizations can also be accessed via WhatsApp for ease in information double-checking.

List of IFCN Organizations in WhatsApp

As of the time of writing this post, the IFCN organizations you can verify a story’s truthfulness with via WhatsApp are:

Country Organization WhatsApp Number
Argentina Chequeado +54 9 11 3679 0690
Brazil AFP Checamos +55 21982 172344
Brazil Aos Fatos +55 21 99956-5882
Brazil Estadao +55 11 99263-7900
Colombia La Silla Vacia +57 318 3124521
Colombia ColombiaCheck +57 322 8523557
Ecuador Ecuador Chequea +593 984535165
France AFP Africa – English +33 6 32 99 52 64
France AFP Africa – French +33 6 76 54 68 76
France France24 +33 6 30 93 41 36
Georgia Myth Detector +995591051530
India AFP +91 73700 07000
India Alt News +91 98252 55790
India Boom +91 77009 06111 +91 77009 06588
India Digit Eye +91 96328 30256
India Fact Crescendo – Hindi +91 90490 53770
India Fact Crescendo – Malayalam +91 90490 46809
India Fact Crescendo – Marathi +91 90490 43487
India Factly +91 96031 32132
India India Today +91 73700 07000
India Newschecker +91 99994 99044
India Newsmobile +91 88268 00707
India Vishvas News +91 92052 70923
Indonesia WhatsApp Hoax Buster (Mafindo) +62 859-2160-0500
Ireland TheJournal.ie +353852214696
Myanmar Factcrescendo – Myanmar +959407099077
Nigeria Dubawa +234 806 935 2412
Perú Verificador de La República +51 997 883 271
Spain Maldita +34 655 19 85 38
Spain Newtral +34 682 58 96 64
Sri Lanka Factcrescendo – Sri Lanka +94771514696
South Africa Africa Check +27 76 181 9570
Turkey Dogruluk Payi +90 534 794 08 39‬
Turkey Teyit.org +905464745440‬

Clicking on the WhatsApp number of any of the organization above will connect you to them immediately without you first having to save their number in your contact first.

Please note: the organizations above can only verify the truthfulness of a story that is related to their country, so connect with the appropriate country when double-checking a story.

Other IFCN Organizations

The list above contains only the IFCN organizations that can be accessed via WhatsApp, for the full list of the IFCN organizations, click >>> HERE <<<


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