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Facts MatterNG to hold workshop on misinformation

Facts MatterNG, an initiative promoting information integrity and public media literacy in Nigeria, has announced its forthcoming in-person workshop billed for June 1.

In a statement, the organisers said the workshop, tagged “Building Trust in an Age of Information Manipulation,” will take place at the America Corner in Ikeja, Lagos.

The statement added that the workshop, supported by the United States Consulate General in Lagos, is to address the growing concern around information manipulation. The workshop will equip participants with the tools and knowledge to navigate the modern information landscape.

The event will feature two sessions – a presentation and a fireside chat designed to provide participants with actionable steps to combat misinformation and rebuild trust.

Attendance at the event is free for anyone interested in understanding the challenges posed by information manipulation and seeking practical solutions. However, registration is required.

Speaking ahead of the event, Hannah Ajakaiye, Knight fellow with the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), said the workshop would bring together thought leaders, experts, and professionals. It will foster a dynamic conversation about the challenges and opportunities surrounding the trust deficit in today’s information ecosystem.

“We live in an era where technology has amplified the ability to manipulate and spread misinformation, eroding trust and distorting our perception of reality. With this workshop, participants can engage with industry-leading professionals and gain a deep understanding of the factors contributing to information manipulation. They will explore its impact on society and learn how to evaluate sources of information critically,” she said.

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