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.
Information Disorder Analysis Centre
A Six-year Mapping of Fact-Checks Shows Growing Partnership Between Newsrooms and Fact-Checking Organisations in Nigeria
19 mins read Abstract Concerns have been raised over the capacity of fact-checkers to contain a barrage of fake contents going viral on a daily basis....
/ 3 weeks ago
Cure Myths and False Ratings Lead COVID-19 Fact-Checks in Nigeria, With Governments as Most Targeted Entities
11 mins read Executive Summary In this piece, we examined 203 coronavirus-related fact-checks published by Dubawa and Africa Check since the...
/ 3 weeks ago
Fact-Checking Guide: Brief on Media Organisations on the Frontline of Combating Information Disorder in Nigeria
38 mins read Introduction The first part of this research has documented the literature around information disorder in order to understand...
/ 4 weeks ago
17 mins read Abstract Using a focus group discussion, this study sought to understand how media audiences perceive information in the...
/ 1 month ago
8 mins read Summary On July 28, Nigerian social media space was flooded with several versions of a video of a...
/ 2 months ago
3 mins read People tend to hold as true the opinion of those they see as authority figures or experts. This...
Fact-Checking Ecosystem: Media Organisations on the Frontline of Combating Information Disorder in Nigeria (PART 1)
23 mins read Abstract Could stakeholders address the challenges associated with information disorder in Nigeria without understanding the complexities of the...
5 mins read Introduction The novel coronavirus outbreak has led to a global pandemic that disrupts lives in ways previously unimaginable....
Examining the arguments of experts who want Nigerian radio stations to broadcast in indigenous languages
5 mins read Language, spoken or written, is a means of human communication consisting of the use of words in a...