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Study exposes gaps in Meta’s policies against COVID-19 misinformation

A new research published on Science Advances has revealed that the COVID-19 vaccine misinformation policies of Facebook owned by Meta were not effective in reducing...

Old video of World Doctors Alliance on Covid-19 resurfaces online

A video of a press conference where a European-based group of medical practitioners were seen discrediting the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced on social media. The...

Doctors, scientists band together to combat misinformation on Twitter

Doctors, scientists, among other health professionals, have banded together to amplify health-related information on the microblogging platform, Twitter. The team, which comprises health professionals from...

Researchers recommend ways to reduce viral misinformation on Twitter

RESEARCHERS at the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public have recommended steps that could reduce viral misinformation on Twitter. Following a study carried...

How the religious toga of misinformation fuelled COVID-19 pandemic

DURING the peak of the pandemic, many religious leaders innocuously spread false narratives about COVID-19 among members of their congregation which put many lives...

Are hand sanitisers flammable?

A surveillance footage shows a man who had drenched his hair and bare body with hand sanitisers bursting into flames seconds after being tased...

WHO did NOT rank Nigeria 4th best in COVID-19 response

Many media reports claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Nigeria as the 4th best in COVID-19 response. These media reports which are...

COVID-19: Claims about transmission via water, vaccine death toll fact-checked

AS the world battle ongoing concerns around COVID-19 vaccine safety, side effects, vaccine hesitancy and refusal, a Twitter user posted that reports related to...

Niprimune is not a treatment, cure for COVID-19

A  report published in June 2021 states that the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has developed Niprimune for COVID-19 treatment. The report...

COVID19 vaccination does not make recipient body to be magnetic

Multiple claims around COVID-19 vaccinations have emerged since the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved some vaccines for it prevention, one of such claims circulating in...

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Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...

Nearly 100 people drowned after Cholera misinformation spread in Mozambique – officials

MOZAMBICAN officials have said that misinformation about the cholera...

Video of Nigerians carting away goats from trailer is three years old

A video showing people carting away goats from a...

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Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...

Nearly 100 people drowned after Cholera misinformation spread in Mozambique – officials

MOZAMBICAN officials have said that misinformation about the cholera...

Video of Nigerians carting away goats from trailer is three years old

A video showing people carting away goats from a...