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How voters can avoid falling victims to election misinformation

Topic: How voters can avoid falling victims to election misinformation”
Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare (FRCN)
Co-Producer: Opeyemi Kehinde (ICIR)
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: November 9, 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 Nigeria.

INTRO: In this era of rapid information dissemination through various channels, misinformation and disinformation have become a pressing challenge during election seasons. The spread of false or misleading information and disinformation narratives can sow doubt, confusion, and ultimately distort the democratic process. As responsible citizens, it is crucial for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge to separate fact from fiction.
As we approach the November 11 off-cycle governorship elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states, enlightening you, our listener, with knowledge of how to counter misinformation and disinformation narratives is very important to us.
Today on Fact Finders, we will highlight some fake news people tend to see, watch, read and listen to during elections, debunk them and share useful tips on how to identify fake news and avoid falling victims to them. To speak on these, we have with us in the studio, Ajibola Amzat, Africa Editor at the Centre for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ); Praise Cole, Fact-checker at Dubawa; and Gbemisola Adebowale, Researcher at CDD West Africa.


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