Following the recent launch of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to help assess the accuracy of news and reduce the spread of misinformation, Facebook has partnered with Nigerian fact-checking website, Dubawa.
Throughout last week, DUBAWA staff (a project under the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism) spent their days training over 50 journalists from two newsrooms (Daily Trust and News Agency of Nigeria) on the theory and practise of factchecking. Factchecking, they claim, is fundamental to the practice of journalism and is necessary for strengthening the ideals of democracy. And they cannot be closer to the truth! Read More