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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...

FactsMatterNG, 38 others get Google/YouTube grant from IFCN

FactsMatterNG, a Nigerian digital-driven organisation that supports fact-checking amplification across social media platforms, is among the 39 organisations from 34 countries that receive a...

How YouTube approved ads promoting disinformation on India’s election – Report

A new investigation by Access Now and Global Witness has found that YouTube, a Google-owned video-sharing platform appears unprepared to screen ads especially ones...

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

THE International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute has awarded $2 million to 20 groups to enhance their capacities to fight misinformation globally. Announcing...

YouTube profits from Ads on channels promoting climate misinformation – Report

YOUTUBE makes $13 million a year from advertising on channels propagating false claims about climate change, says the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH)...

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...

How content creators use AI to misinform young children on YouTube – Report

YOUTUBE channels are using Artificial Intelligence to create misleading "scientific" videos that are recommended to children as educational content, an investigation by the BBC's...

Misinformation: YouTube begins verification of videos by UK health workers

YOUTUBE has launched a verification system for United Kingdom-based doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to curb the spread of misinformation and fake medical...

YouTube announces new policies to curb health misinformation

YouTube, a video-sharing platform, has announced a new framework aimed at combating medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities or the World Health Organization...

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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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...

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

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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...

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

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