Jepkosgei told PesaCheck that her daughter is five years old and is not an athlete.
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A Facebook post with images claiming to show athlete Janeth Jepkosgei and her daughter at a competitive athletic event is FALSE.
The post contains two images accompanied by a message repeating the claim.
A reverse search of the first image brings up an article by sporting-heroes.net, which describes itself as a photographic encyclopedia of sports. The report states that the picture shows Kipkosgei, and the image contains the publication’s watermark. According to the description, the photo was taken by photographer George Herringshaw on 8 August 2012.
A reverse image search of the second photo did not return any credible results to verify whether it showed Jepkosgei’s daughter.
PesaCheck showed both images to Jepkosgei, who confirmed that her daughter is five years old and is not an athlete as claimed by the Facebook post in question.
PesaCheck has looked into the images claiming to show athlete Janeth Jepkosgei and her daughter at a competitive athletic event and finds them to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.
The article was approved for publication by managing editor Enock Nyariki.
PesaCheck is East Africa’s first public finance fact-checking initiative. It was co-founded by Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arenstein, and is being incubated by the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism accelerator: Code for Africa. It seeks to help the public separate fact from fiction in public pronouncements about the numbers that shape our world, with a special emphasis on pronouncements about public finances that shape government’s delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) public services, such as healthcare, rural development and access to water / sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reportage. To find out more about the project, visit pesacheck.org.
PesaCheck is an initiative of Code for Africa, through its innovateAFRICA fund, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie, in partnership with a coalition of local African media and other civic watchdog organisations.