Fact FindersHow fake news affects human mind

How fake news affects human mind

Topic: How fake news affects human mind.
Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare (FRCN)
Co-Producer: Opeyemi Kehinde (ICIR)
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: October 19, 2023.

Fact Finders is a programme brought to you by The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in collaboration with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), to empower you with essential knowledge on how to recognize and effectively counter misinformation and disinformation narratives in Nigeria. This programme is powered by The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja.

INTRO: In a world filled with an overwhelming flow of information, fake news has become a common issue in our society, impacting our beliefs, opinions and even our actions. Today, we shed light on the intricate workings of the human mind when confronted with misinformation, exploring the cognitive biases, emotional triggers and social influences that drive our perceptions of and reactions to fake news as we look as the topic, How Fake News Affects the Mind. To discuss this, we have in the studio, Silas Jonathan, a Fact-Checker and Researcher with Dubawa Nigeria.


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