Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: December 28, 2023.
Fact Finders is a programme brought to you by The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in collaboration with the 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.
Introduction: Misinformation and disinformation have been a prevalent problem in today’s society and in this digital age, there are various powerful tools that aid information dissemination. However, these tools are now being used for disinformation. With the speed at which information travels now, it is more important than ever to be vigilant and informed.
Today on Fact Finders, we’ll be exploring the latest disinformation trends, identifying the actors while examining real-life case studies and strategies to combat this issue. We have experts in the studio with us who will analyse and provide their insights and perspectives on this pressing issue. We have Allwell Okpi, Community Manager at Africa Check Nigeria, who will be joining us LIVE from Lagos, and Lois Ugbede, Researcher at Dubawa in Abuja.