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Factual information necessary in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy – US Consulate

THE United States Consulate in Lagos has emphasized the importance of factual information in strengthening Nigeria's democracy and public institutions. This call was made by...

Limited human resources is hindering fight against misinformation – Report

LACK of enough human resources is affecting the capacities fact-checking organisations to tackle misinformation effectively, a report by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has...

Beware of online platforms claiming to be doing fact-checks, fact-checkers warn

Nigerians have been warned to be wary of several online platforms claiming to be credible fact-checking platforms in the country. Members of the Nigerian Fact-checkers'...

Experts call for increased media literacy, collaborations to tackle fake news

EXPERTS drawn from the legal and media industry have called for increased media literacy and awareness for citizens including the implementation of a comprehensive...

ICIR, FactCheckHub train FCT teachers, students on fact-checking

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in collaboration with the FactCheckHub on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 trained some teachers and students of Government...

2023 election: How dearth of data threatens fact-checking, exposes citizens to political misinformation in Nigeria

ON August 20, 2022, the presidential candidate of Accord Party, Christopher Imumolen said Nigeria has about 350,000 police personnel while speaking about his plan...

Google, YouTube partner IFCN to support global fact-checking initiatives with $13.2m grant

THE International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has announced a partnership with Google and YouTube to support the fight against misinformation globally. A statement on Tuesday from...

Africa Facts Summit 2022: Experts call for increased use of radio for media literacy

FACT-CHECKERS in Africa have been urged to use radio broadcasts more for media literacy as part of strategies towards combating misinformation in the continent....

INEC urges media organisations to fact-check stories before dissemination

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has tasked media organisations in Nigeria to always fact-check stories before processing them for public consumption. INEC chairman, Professor...

Facebook silent as anti-abortion disinformation in Spanish language spreads, study reveals

A new study by Naral Pro-Choice America’s research team has revealed how some Facebook pages are spreading disinformation in Spanish language about abortion to...

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Video of ‘flooding in Italy’ shared by Joe Igbokwe is from mudslide in Japan

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Did Obi fail to conduct local government elections as Anambra governor?

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Coordinated disinformation networks flooded social media before EU elections – Report

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Claim that Burkina Faso will no longer import military uniforms is FALSE

A video purportedly showing Burkina Faso's military president, Ibrahim...

Does FOI Act complement Official Secrets Act?

ON July 2, 2024, the Secretary to the Government...

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Video of ‘flooding in Italy’ shared by Joe Igbokwe is from mudslide in Japan

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in...

Did Obi fail to conduct local government elections as Anambra governor?

A former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has claimed...

Coordinated disinformation networks flooded social media before EU elections – Report

Dutch researchers have revealed that coordinated networks of accounts...

Claim that Burkina Faso will no longer import military uniforms is FALSE

A video purportedly showing Burkina Faso's military president, Ibrahim...

Does FOI Act complement Official Secrets Act?

ON July 2, 2024, the Secretary to the Government...