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Disinformation: How social media users launder suspended Nigerian minister Betta Edu’s image on X

IF you were active on X in January 2024, you must have noticed that the word “Dr Betta Edu” trended for days on the...

How to help children deal with misinformation

AFTER teaching children how to spot fake news, it is important to also know how to help them navigate dealing with misinformation and disinformation...

How information disorder heightens tension, confuses public during crisis

MINUTES after Maryam Awwal heard a resounding explosion while seated at her residence located in Ikolaba Estate along New Bodija area in Ibadan, Oyo...

Five AI tools used in generating disinformation visuals

IN a recent report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) listed Artificial Intelligence-generated misinformation as one of the top immediate risk to the global economy...

How foreign-linked accounts amplify disinformation about gunmen attack in Nigeria’s Plateau state

THE widespread public condemnation following the Christmas eve's gunmen attack in Plateau state has paved way for the dissemination of false information amplified, not...

Some deep fakes, AI-generated contents to watch out for in 2024

ARTIFICIAL Intelligence (AI) can bring about favourable shifts in society, such as higher levels of access to education, better healthcare, and increased productivity. Even...

New study reveals increasing sales of X gold badge on dark web platforms

A study by CloudSEK, a cybersecurity firm, has revealed that there is an increase in sales of compromised X accounts with the Gold verification...

Partisan biases increase vulnerability to fake news – Study

A study published on Frontiers in Psychology has shown that while news media literacy helps individuals recognize and doubt news from unfamiliar sources, strong...

Five financial scams to be wary of in 2024

IN November 2023, an X user, @ElsaVanilla raised an alarm about the manipulative actions of Iriodalo Emmanuel Obhafuoso, a young man who fraudulently solicited...

2023 in Review: Major fake news that clouded Nigeria’s media space

MAJOR events like the 2023 general elections had their fair share of misinformation and disinformation that contributed to the malaise in Nigeria's media space. ...

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