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GlobalFact 11: Fact-checkers critique social media platforms’ efforts at combatting information disorder

Stakeholders at the just concluded GlobalFact 11 conference have criticised social media platforms for their insufficient efforts in combating misinformation and disinformation despite their...

EU probes Meta over election disinformation concerns

THE European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram over the failure of the platforms to counter disinformation ahead of...

Meta launches safety campaign to tackle online misinformation

META has unveiled a safety campaign awareness tagged 'Know What’s Real' to shed light on in-built product features and safety measures present on its...

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...

Israel – Hamas conflict: How to restrict horrific photos, videos on your social media apps

THE internet recently has been flooded with gory images and videos of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East. These images...

Meta vows to remove Hamas-related disinformation from its platforms

AFTER the European Union criticized social media companies for not doing more to combat disinformation online amid the ongoing Israel - Hamas conflict, Meta...

Meta, TikTok, remove about 9,000 accounts linked to Chinese disinformation campaigns

META said it has shut down close to 9,000 Facebook and Instagram accounts, groups and pages associated with a Chinese political spam network that...

Gen Z, millennials more prone to fake news than older adults – Report

A recent survey carried out by the University of Cambridge has shown that Gen Z and Millennials are more susceptible to fake news than...

Parody, Stan accounts fuelling misinformation in Nigeria

This year Nigeria held its general election, which saw the proliferation of mis / disinformation in the social media space.  The Corporate Accountability and Public...

How job cuts by major social media companies is affecting global fight against misinformation, disinformation

JOB cuts by major social media companies is affecting many teams saddled with the task of curbing misinformation and disinformation on those social platforms. It...

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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...

LGBTQ+: Did Buhari ask Obama to grant US visa to queer Nigerians?

AMID controversies over the signing of the Samoa Agreement...

Fact-checking multiple claims about development indices in Anambra

AN X user, @uptownoflagos, has made multiple claims about...

Social media: How fake news fuels Nigeria’s farmers-herders conflict

Syvaniah Ezekiel had no idea what her life would...

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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...

LGBTQ+: Did Buhari ask Obama to grant US visa to queer Nigerians?

AMID controversies over the signing of the Samoa Agreement...

Fact-checking multiple claims about development indices in Anambra

AN X user, @uptownoflagos, has made multiple claims about...

Social media: How fake news fuels Nigeria’s farmers-herders conflict

Syvaniah Ezekiel had no idea what her life would...