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Introduction

We are a registered non-profit development organization with registration number CAC/IT/NO 130560; focused on preventing the spread of fake or misleading news, gossips and stories across the continent.

When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust, FactCheck Initiative reality-checking and unique insightful reporting, lights the best approach to evidence-based and contextualized analysis. We always archive our sources, so readers are empowered to do independent research and make up their own minds.

As a fact-checking initiative, we pick claims or statements made by public figures or government reports and check for accuracy and context. We refer to official information in the public domain to verify claims. Some claims are frequently found to be valid, but misleading as the specific situation and authentic point of view are missing. In such cases, we provide context to the claim being referred to.

WHY WE EXIST?

At a time when false news is increasingly affecting the outcome of activities and fueling violence around the world, there is a greater need to rid the internet of false news, rumors, stories and misinformation. This is where FactCheck Initiative comes in – checking the menace of fake news and misinformation which has become a serious challenge to news coverage and the general public.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Our goals and objectives is mainly centered on combating false information, photos or videos, intentionally created to spread mass panic, provoke violence, get attention and confuse the general public.

1.Combating fake or misleading news stories and gossips

2.Unbiasedly verifying all claims made in the public domain

2.Unbiasedly verifying all claims made in the public domain

3.Sensitizing the general public on how to spot original vs false contents

4.Complementing the efforts of government and other institutions in achieving a state of total spread of authentic information.

4.Complementing the efforts of government and other institutions in achieving a state of total spread of authentic information.

OUR VISION

We envision a safer and digital world with unbiased and authentic publication of information.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help create an Internet where users will have access to accurate and trustworthy information.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES ARE

  • Our work is passion-driven and accurately sustained.
  • FactCheck will continually strive to provide accurate fact checks, authentic news stories, original articles on media bias and, articles and stories.
  • We will work cooperatively with all individuals and groups, corporations and organizations, governments and international bodies committed to the fight against media bias and deceptive news practices, subject only to the policies and priorities set by our governing bodies.

OUR CORE VALUES

Accountability

We undertake to be fair, honest and accountable for our work and continually improving at what we do.

 Empowerment

We strengthen and educate web users on the cons of spreading false information.

Collaboration

We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength.

Neutrality

Neutrality is one of our major principles. We believe being neutral from any group can make our operations sustainable.

Passion

 We are driven by a personal commitment to make a positive difference.

Transparency

We are committed to making our processes as transparent to the audience as possible so they may know how and where our information is derived from.

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