Dr Moalemba, certified trainer of GNI and Associate Editor of The Morung Express.
Chümoukedima, September 18 (MExN): Journalism and Mass Communication Department of St Joseph University, Chümoukedima, hosted a Google News Initiative (GNI) one-day training programme on ‘Combating Disinformation with Visual Verification’ on September 15.
Dr Moalemba, certified trainer of GNI and Associate Editor of The Morung Express was the resource person. He explained the meaning, characteristics and motive behind fake news, disinformation, mal-information, misinformation, etc. through case studies and interactive activities.
Stressing on the need of fact-checking, especially by media persons and students of journalism, he demonstrated the visual verification of images and videos through Google Reverse Image Search, Yandex, Tineeye, etc.
The resource person appealed to students to abstain from circulating unverified online contents and check their authenticity through the techniques explained in the training programme. Altogether, 50 people attended the programme.