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Youth Verification Challenge


Think you can spot fake info?
We’ve got a challenge for you.

Welcome to the Youth Verification Challenge! 
Here, you’ll hone your investigative skills, learn from experts and forge alliances in a competitive battle for facts.

Join us on this journey, as we traverse the world of fact-checking in four chapters from April to September, all while earning yourself some sweet Google swag.

Who can join? Anyone aged 15-24 with a thirst for knowledge


Are you ready?

“Chapter 1: Level Up” is now open for registration!

Chapter 1: Level Up

Build your skills and complete mini-quizzes during our live broadcasts, where you will establish the foundational knowledge every master detective should have.

Every Monday-Thursday, 8.30PM SGT (April 18 - 28, 2022)

A 20-minute tutorial will be streamed on Gather to introduce fact-checking tools and how to use them. Immediately after, you’ll be presented with a live quiz that you’ll have to solve in under 3 or 5 minutes, depending on the quiz. You will use Quizizz to enter your answers. Once the timer ends, scores will be tallied and published on our leaderboard. The solution will be presented immediately after the quiz ends. 


If you complete 6 out of 8 live quizzes, you’ll be eligible to receive some Google giveaways. 



  1. Log on using either a laptop or two devices as you will need to have two tabs (Gather and a web browser) open.

  2. Register with friends. Doing it together with friends is always more fun! We will also be moving from individual-based challenges to team-based ones in “Chapter 3: A Detective’s Test”. Details for upcoming chapters will be unveiled soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify to register for this?

  • Participants ages 15-24 are welcome to join! You must have a Google account to participate

Are there certificates provided for participating in this Youth Verification Challenge?

Certificates are provided by partners for the following languages:

  • English - Asia : DataLEADS

  • English - AU/NZ: Australian Associated Press (AAP)

  • Bahasa Indonesia : Aliansi Jurnalis Independen

  • Hindi : DataLEADS

  • Mandarin Chinese : Taiwan FactCheck Center

  • Thai : Cofact Thailand

  • Vietnamese : Centre for Media and Development Initiatives Vietnam (MDI)

Certificate of participation is only granted to those who complete Chapters 1 to 3.

  • Chapter 1: Participate in 6 out of 8 quizzes

  • Chapter 2: Participate in all 4 live sessions

  • Chapter 3: Participate as a team in the live verification battle


I forgot my nickname that I used to register, what do I do?

  • Please fill up this form and our amazing team will get back to you! Do give the team at least 2 working days for this.


I am a novice when it comes to fact-checking. Is this challenge difficult?

  • Not at all! This is meant for beginners who are new to fact-checking. We hope you can go on this journey to build your skills, learn from experts and work with friends as teammates to fact-check together!

I registered but missed out on the live sessions during Chapter 1 and/or Chapter 2, can I still participate?

  • Yes, you can! Once you register, you can participate at any time. We encourage you to participate consistently from Chapter 1 to Chapter 3 so you can accumulate scores!

Do I need to join this challenge from Chapter 1 with teammates?

  • Chapters 1 and 2 are individual challenges, but you should join with friends because when Chapter 3 comes, you can combine forces to participate as a team! Chapter 3 will be team-based since the challenges are harder and require teamwork to solve the questions in a short amount of time.


Are there giveaways?

  • Yes! We’ve got really cool giveaways. For Chapter 1, you must complete six out of eight quizzes to receive the Google swag bag. Details will be updated periodically as well as the challenge progresses!

I don’t see my name on the leaderboard. What should I do?

  • We are only showing the top 300 challengers on the leaderboard. If you are confident that your score is within the top 300 range but do not see your character name there, please email our team at

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