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Top 10 political claims we fact-checked in 2023

NIGERIA's general election is arguably one of the biggest events of 2023. The election was characterized by various forms of inaccurate and misleading claims...

How disinformation actors fuelled violence, voter apathy in Imo governorship election

On November 11, 2023, off-cycle gubernatorial elections were held in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states in Nigeria. The electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),...

2024: Experts berate Nigerian govt for budgeting N24.5 million to tackle fake news

Experts in the information ecosystem have criticized the Nigerian Government's N24.5 million budget proposal to tackle fake news in 2024, despite its acknowledged threat...

Analysing the influence of gendered disinformation in Nigeria

IN the build-up to the 2023 Lagos State Governorship election, a photo of a lady smoking hookah in the club went viral on social...

Key Nigerian political figures fact-checked during off-cycle governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa

SOME influential Nigerian politicians shared false information in the build-up, amid and after the just concluded off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi states held...

All you need to know about Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi off-cycle elections

RESIDENTS of Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo States will choose their new governors on November 11, 2023 respectively, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)...

Israel – Hamas conflict: How to restrict horrific photos, videos on your social media apps

THE internet recently has been flooded with gory images and videos of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East. These images...

Elon Musk’s policy change fuels engagement of unchecked propaganda on X – Report

ELON Musk's policy change on X on state-affiliated labels has led to a significant increase in engagement for Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state-run media...

How PEPT judgement, Niger and Gabon coups fuel misinformation on X

THE just concluded Nigeria's presidential election petition tribunal (PEPT) alongside the coups in Niger and Gabon have attracted audiences from different parts of the...

How to protect yourself from online scams – Study

A study published by Social Catfish, an online dating investigation firm has provided tips on how people can protect themselves from online scams, especially...

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