Since October 20, 2020 state and government actors have been trying to explain away the events that led to the attack of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on the Lagos island as well as a number of other locations across the state. The #EndSARS protests began on Wednesday, October 8 in Delta State […]
On a chilling livestream on Instagram by DJ Switch, a Nigerian DJ and songwriter, over 130,000 people watched the slow, painful death of a young Nigerian protester on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. According to eyewitnesses, the victim had been shot by a soldier of the Nigerian Army. A unit had descended on Lekki toll gate […]
Google is putting its weight against global coronavirus misinformation by offering a $6.5 million funding package to fact-checkers and non-profit media outlets. The internet search company set up the Google News Initiative (GNI) to “help journalism thrive in the digital age.” Through the initiative, the company hopes to direct internet news readers to accurate information […]
Infodemic. It is the new term the World Health Organisation (WHO) has coined to describe the spread of misinformation that is spiralling out of control as the coronavirus pandemic which has since spread across the globe from Wuhan, China. And social media is the alarmist. WhatApp broadcasts, Facebook groups, memes taken a bit too seriously, […]
You never hear it being discussed in social media forums, reported on TV or given huge headlines in newspapers.