Information Disorder Analysis Centre
The Information Disorder Analysis Centre (IDAC) is an initiative of Dubawa targeted specifically at unravelling the complexities and methodologies of Disinformation and public information consumption patterns, preferences and behaviours.
The goal of this effort is to proactively engage with and unearth disinformation campaigns and efforts to weaponize false information. The implication of IDAC is far-reaching and it will deliver a better understanding of political messaging, insurgency messaging and deliberately divisive messaging.
The IDAC project is research-driven and will also build knowledge around fact-checking efforts around the world starting of course with Dubawa Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.
Typological analysis of fact-checking by the Nigeria Fact-checkers’ Coalition during the 2023 elections
Introduction Nigeria’s 2023 general elections have come and gone with sprinkles of victory, controversies, and, expectedly, the circulation of false…Read More »
‘Kwankwaso is an Igbo man’ and other conspiracy theories of Nigeria’s 2023 elections
In the early years of the 1920s, a certain Felix Okonkwo from Nnewi, Anambra State, found himself in the colonial…Read More »
Use of social media by key candidates of the 2023 Nigerian presidential elections
Introduction Social media has gained relevance in political processes in Africa and beyond. Recently, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter…Read More »
Machine or human interaction? Analysis of bots’ activities on Nigeria’s presidential candidates’ Twitter accounts ahead of the 2023 presidential elections
By Silas Jonathan and Kemi Busari Abstract This study examines the degree of bot operation on Twitter in the build-up…Read More »
A typology and distribution analysis of information disorder on the 2023 general elections in Nigeria
By Kemi Busari and Silas Jonathan Abstract The study analysed claims about the 2023 general elections extracted from fact-check articles…Read More »
Four recurring claims in 2022
Whether the information is true, false, or misleading, some claims have become known for their ability to reappear, change form,…Read More »
Ranking most ridiculous claims we fact-checked in 2022
Some of these claims are sophisticated and technologically manipulated. Others even appeared ridiculously, even though they were shockingly taken seriously…Read More »
Top ten health-related claims we fact-checked in 2022
Since the beginning of the year 2020, DUBAWA has been fact-checking several health-related claims. Although claims about Covid-19 have been…Read More »
Five times politicians, social media influencers goofed in 2022
Drama and controversies have characterised the Nigerian polity in the year 2022. Being the penultimate year to Nigeria’s next general…Read More »
Understanding pranks, skits, satires and false narratives
As stakeholders battle information disorder through fact-checking and media literacy, the spread of disinformation and misinformation through pranks and skits…Read More »