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Journalists should invest in digital fact checking tools to enhance their professionalism
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Journalists should invest in digital fact checking tools to enhance their professionalism

Mrs Maud Adjeley Ashong Elliot, Lecturer, Information Technology (IT) Department, University of Professional Studies, has advised journalists to invest in digital fact checking tools to make their news authentic.She said the internet never forgot information that had been shared on it, hence, it behooved journalists to ensure that whatever they put there was true.Mrs Ashong Elliot gave the advice during a Digital Literacy and Skills training workshop in Accra, organised by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands for female journalists.The training was to empower women with the skills to use the internet and digital tools for their work to improve their lives and safety online.Statistics show that over 4.74 bil...