LAGOS, NIGERIA – FactcheckElections, dedicated to fact-checking fake news related to election activities in Nigeria, has announced the successful conclusion of its first quarter assessment meeting. The meeting, which took place on April 5th, 2023, involved a review of the platform’s performance during the just-concluded Nigeria general elections and planning ahead for subsequent tasks.
During the assessment meeting, the team members reviewed their performance during the Nigeria general elections. The team members had put in a tremendous effort towards the success of the platform, which included identifying and debunking fake news, providing accurate information to the public, and increasing awareness of the importance of fact-checking.
The team demonstrated a high level of professionalism in their work, which was evident in the accuracy of their findings and their ability to provide timely responses to misinformation. The platform’s engagement with social media was remarkable, which resulted in increased awareness of the platform’s activities and improved trust among the public.
Mr. Abideen Olasupo, the Convener/ Founder of FactcheckElections, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance during the assessment meeting. “I am proud of the team’s dedication and commitment to promoting accountability in the electoral process. Our efforts have contributed to ensuring a transparent and credible electoral process in Nigeria,” he said.
As part of its strategic plan for subsequent tasks, FactcheckElection has outlined various activities aimed at promoting accountability in the electoral process. The platform plans to focus on fact-checking campaign promises made by political parties and their candidates during elections.
The platform will also focus on engaging with social media platforms to curb the spread of fake news and disinformation during elections. The team will collaborate with other stakeholders to organize training and capacity-building programs to enhance the skills of journalists, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders in the electoral process.
In addition, the platform plans to leverage technology to enhance its fact-checking activities. The team will explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools to identify and analyze fake news and disinformation during elections. This approach will help to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the platform’s activities.
According to Mr. Abideen, “our focus on fact-checking campaign promises and leveraging technology to enhance our activities demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. We believe that these initiatives will help to promote transparency and accountability in the electoral process in Nigeria.”
FactcheckElections is dedicated to its mission of fact-checking fake news and promoting accurate information to the public. The platform’s activities are vital to ensuring a transparent and credible electoral process, and the team’s efforts are commendable.
As Nigeria prepares for subsequent off-cycle elections, FactcheckElection remains committed to its mission of promoting accountability and transparency in the electoral process.
FactcheckElection is a media platform based in Nigeria, focused on fact-checking fake news related to election activities. The platform was established to counter misinformation and promote accountability in the electoral process. The platform is dedicated to providing accurate information to the public and increasing awareness of the importance of fact-checking.