LASU Launch Facts Checking Society To Curb Sharing Unverified Information

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LASU Launch Facts Checking Society To Curb Sharing Unverified Information

In order to caution against the sharing of unverified information, the Lagos State University, LASU has launched a fact-checking society.

The society came to existence after a one-day fact-checking training for student journalists that was facilitated by Dubawa fellows.

The programme has in attendance a renowned Professor of Mass Communication, Lai Oso who was also a former Dean of LASU School of Communication; Lateef Sanni a Dubawa fellow and Dr. Ganiyat Tijani Adenle, a LASU lecturer and a Dubawa fellow who was the convener of the event.

Dr. Adenle, anchored the segment which discussed the importance of fact-checking and proposed the launch of the fact-checking society and was well accepted by the audience.

Others who spoke included Lateef Sanni, who discussed on how to fact-check, tools used, procedures, and styles of writing fact-checking stories; Oluwaseye Ogunsanya, the first runner-up of the African checks Award 2020, student category who shared his experience.

The founder of People’s Check, Sultan Quadri discussed the opportunities in fact-checking for beginners and narrated his experience as a fact-checker as well as how he won a grant.


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