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The Five-Step Fact-Check Guide

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We believe facts matter, but often multiple perspectives can haze the definition of a fact. What makes something irrefutable beyond numbers? How do you know when to confidently stake a claim in your guided opinion?

The wonderful people at Africa Check have designed this simple algorithm to guide any media professional or writer. Before hitting publish, make sure to ask yourself the following questions

Joshua Olufemi is the head of knowledge and innovation unit of Premium Times where he leads on digital innovations and knowledge development. He doubles as the Program Director of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) where he coordinates grant management, program development and implementation. He has done great data-driven investigations and reporting of corruption, failure of regulatory agencies, and human rights abuses and is dedicated to a achieving a better society where justice and fairness prevails. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Education from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and Master’s degree in Measurement and Evaluation from University of Lagos (UNILAG) aside other professional certificates to his credit.

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