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How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

A prominent Nigerian clergy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been accused of spreading false information against malaria vaccines. According to the report published on Thursday, April...

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...

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