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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

CDD Launchers ‘Election War Room’ to Combat Misinformation

Worried by the continued resurgence of activities that may hamper the conduct of credible elections comes 2023, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says it has unveiled an “Election War Room” to check the spade of disinformation, misinformation and the activities of self-centred persons ahead of the elections.

Idayat Hassan, CDD’s Director told DailyTrust in Abuja that being Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria will not afford to have a truncated democratic process; hence the need to put all hands on deck to ensure the conduct of free, fair and credible elections that will change the country’s narratives.

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“As part of its mandate to help the nation deliver free, fair and credible elections, CDD’s Election War Room will play an important role in making these elections free from the narrative influence of bad actors.

“On a weekly basis, our team of detailed, vibrant and tech-savvy youths will publish briefs about our findings within the disinformation and fact-checking ecosystem in Nigeria,” she said.

Idayat added that the initiative will help keep Nigerians informed about happenings within the political scene and further enlighten them on the dubious activities of those wanting to hamper the conduct of credible polls in an attempt to achieve their ill motives and wishes.


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