HomeInsights

Insights

Fact Guage:

‘Blue Check’ verified accounts are flooding Twitter with misinformation – Report

A News Guard’s ‘misinformation monitor’ report has revealed that Twitter's "blue check" which was previously an indication of an account's authenticity, has now become...

2023 election: How false attributions on social media contribute to misinformation

As part of their strategy to undermine Nigeria's 2023 general elections, fake news merchants are now attributing unfounded statements to public figures to dissuade...

How Charly Boy spreads disinformation to promote Peter Obi’s candidacy

NIGERIAN music artiste, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa also known as Charly Boy, is fond of using manipulated videos and photos to promote the presidential bid...

2023 election: How dearth of data threatens fact-checking, exposes citizens to political misinformation in Nigeria

ON August 20, 2022, the presidential candidate of Accord Party, Christopher Imumolen said Nigeria has about 350,000 police personnel while speaking about his plan...

#NigeriaDecides2023: 10 disinformation trends in election season

By Allwell Okpi   Nigeria’s 2023 elections are only weeks away. Voters are set to pick a president and members of the national assembly on 25...

Buhari, Obi, Tinubu, Atiku, Saraki, other leading Nigerian politicians fact-checked in 2022

2022 has been a tortuous year filled with several forms of inaccurate and misleading claims from politicians and most especially candidates for Nigeria's 2023...

Peter Obi tops list of Nigeria’s presidential candidates with highest claims checked to be TRUE in 2022

SINCE political parties' primaries ended around mid-year, presidential candidates have kicked off their nationwide campaign activities, making several claims ahead of Nigeria's 2023 general...

Disinformation in Brazil election: Lessons for Nigeria ahead of 2023 polls

For fact-checkers across the world, election season comes with an enormous task, as it is often characterised by misinformation and disinformation. And the October...

2023: How El-Rufai’s arrest during 2013 Anambra election spurs misinformation online

KADUNA State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai claimed that the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, at the time he was governor...

#NigeriaDecides2023: A guide to understanding opinion polls during the campaign season

By Oluseyi Awojulugbe Nigeria's 2023 elections will be the seventh since the country's return to democratic rule in 1999. And voter interest – and registration...

Most Read

Recent Checks