AAP FactCheck provides factual, authoritative information Australians can rely on. Accredited with the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network and adhering to the highest industry standards, our experienced team works to minimise the impact of misinformation.
Misinformation is pervasive and can be difficult to spot. However, building the skills to recognise reliable information doesn't have to be complicated. With the support of Facebook, AAP FactCheck has borrowed from the basics of professional factchecking to create Check The Facts, a campaign designed to help you sort the facts from the fakes.
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FALSE: COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility
Memes may seem harmless but they can have serious real-world consequences, like this baseless claim about COVID-19 vaccines causing infertility. Watch our video to learn how to protect yourself from misinformation.WATCH ON YOUTUBE
FALSE: Drinking Beer prevents cancer
Misinformation can crop up anywhere, anytime. This real-world example of false content is quickly shut down in our backyard BBQ scenario, using three simple questions. Watch our video to learn more.WATCH ON YOUTUBE
Build your fact-checking skills
What is misinformation and how can media literacy combat it?
Deciding what information to trust can be a complicated task. Associate Professor Tanya Notley and Doctor T.J. Thomson, experts in media literacy, unpack how critical thinking can help.
How do you know what information sources to trust?
Professional fact-checkers often begin their process by asking three basic questions. You can use this same approach to help make decisions about who, or what, information you can trust.
Fact-checking helps keep our society and democracy safe
AAP has always been committed to fact-based journalism, but we have also been actively combating misinformation in Australia. Now we are inviting all Australians to join us as everyday fact-checkers.
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