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Viral Premium Times graphics manipulated

CLAIM: A Twitter user, Senior man (@her_genie), made a post with a pictorial chart of Premium Times’ election result dashboard revealing several numbers of votes scored by the top four candidates in the presidential election on Monday, February 27, 2023.

FINDING: The Premium Times official dashboard shows that the votes for the Labour Party, PDP, APC and NNPP had been doctored in the graphic shared by the Twitter user. Also, the chart in the post had been rearranged by political parties with PDP first. The total votes by state and the total votes by percentage (%) were also omitted. The graphic also missed the mark on the votes of senatorial district measured, which was 5,000 instead of 500,000 on the newspaper’s dashboard.

Viral Premium Times graphics manipulated


SOURCE: Premium Times

DATE: 27/03/2023

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