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Why Nigerians are vulnerable to fake news syndrome

Topic: Why Nigerians are vulnerable to fake news syndrome
Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare (FRCN)
Co-Producer: Opeyemi Kehinde (ICIR)
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: October 12, 2023.

Anchor: Good afternoon and thank you for joining us on FACT FINDERS coming to you live from Abuja on the Network service of Radio Nigeria, the largest radio network in Africa. 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 listeners 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: With the rapid spread of information in the digital realm, distinguishing fact from fiction has become an increasingly challenging task. Today on Fact Finders, we will explore the reasons behind the vulnerability of Nigerians to the phenomenon of fake news, dissecting the impact, discussing potential solutions and most importantly, raising awareness on how to navigate this complex landscape of information disorder as we look at the topic, “Why Nigerians are Vulnerable to fake news syndrome”. To discuss this today, we have in the studio, Opeyemi Kehinde, the Editor of FactCheckHub and Temilade Onilede, Programme Officer at Dubawa Nigeria.

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