Meta (previously Facebook) and the EIB Network have announced the launch of the #NoFalseNewsZone campaign, an educational campaign aimed at assisting people in recognizing false news and teaching them how to minimize it from spreading in Ghana.
To kick off the campaign, Meta collaborated with the Comic Republic to release the #NoFalseNewsZone comic book, a three-part series that tells the stories of an experienced nurse, an intern journalist, and a university student who are on a personal mission to educate people on how to avoid false news and join the fight against misinformation to help create a #NoFalseNewsZone online.
“At Meta, we are committed to the wellbeing of the individuals and communities that use our platforms, and take responsibility in helping to minimize the spread of false news seriously,” Oluwasola Obagbemi, Facebook’s Corporate Communications Manager stated.
“We are happy to once again partner together Meta to battle disinformation, a prevalent problem in our world today,” stated Jide Martin, CEO of Comic Republic. The Comic Republic is in a unique position to use the power of visuals and storytelling to build a powerful campaign that educates people about the necessity of accurate and true information.
“We all have a part to play in ensuring that we check the messages we create and consume online. With our art, we are hoping to educate people on how to identify false news and take steps to report it too. We are grateful to Meta for trusting us with this project and thankful to our ever-endearing audience who we know will be part of this #NoFalseNewsZone movement.”