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Poynter launches Teen Fact-Checking Network in Spain

THE Poynter Institute has launched the Teen Fact-Checking Network (TFCN) to protect teenagers from falling for online misinformation in Spain. The innovative programme led by...

Nigerian police to clamp down on fake news purveyors

THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has asked Nigeria Police Force Cyber Crime Centre (NPF-NCCC) to clamp down on persons spreading fake news...

Disinformation: How social media users launder suspended Nigerian minister Betta Edu’s image on X

IF you were active on X in January 2024, you must have noticed that the word “Dr Betta Edu” trended for days on the...

How true is the claim that anyone who contracts typhoid fever must have ingested human faeces?

AN Instagram user, Adefunke Arowolo, has claimed that anyone that contracts typhoid fever must have ingested human faeces directly or indirectly. The claim, posted on...

How to help children deal with misinformation

AFTER teaching children how to spot fake news, it is important to also know how to help them navigate dealing with misinformation and disinformation...

Photos do not show Nwabali and his wife

THREE photos showing Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali and a woman have surfaced online with a claim that they show the footballer with his...

Simon Ekpa shares fake images of weapons allegedly recovered by pro-Biafra fighters from police

A pro-Biafran agitator, Simon Ekpa, has posted images showing weapons with a claim that they were seized by Biafra Resistance Fighters (BRF) during an...

Meta announces tool to identify, label AI-generated images ahead of global elections

META has announced that it is increasing the scope of its efforts to detect images that have been altered by artificial intelligence. This was made...

Daniel Bwala, other X users share old CBN press release as recent

A press release from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stating that the apex bank would convict any individual transacting with foreign currency has...

Pakistan Election: TikTok partners fact-checkers to combat misinformation

TikTok has announced plans to work with fact-checkers and other stakeholders to combat misinformation and uphold election integrity on its platform as the Pakistan...

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Chatbots pose threat to voters with AI-generated misinformation – Report

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Meta launches safety campaign to tackle online misinformation

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Four tips to identify, debunk false health claims shared on social media

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IFCN awards $2 million to 20 groups to fight misinformation globally

THE International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute...

Chatbots pose threat to voters with AI-generated misinformation – Report

AS many countries hold national elections this year, a...

Meta launches safety campaign to tackle online misinformation

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