WhatsApp and the IFCN Offer a Financial Shot in the Arm to Fact-Checkers Fighting Vaccine Misinformation

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Seven fact-checking organizations spread across the globe will get a combined $500,000 in grant funding to help support their efforts to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The award is part of the Vaccine Grant Program — a partnership between WhatsApp and the International Fact-Checking Network to help fact-checking organizations quickly scale up their projects to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. It comes at a critical moment as countries around the world begin rolling out their vaccination drives. Given the urgent need, grant recipients are required to launch their projects no later than May 31.

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