HOW MEDIA LITERATE ARE YOU?
CAN YOU GUESS WHICH NEWS ARE FAKE?
We will teach you to fact check rumors, to advocate transparency in reporting, and demand responsible news journalism from the media.
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D’banj was reported to have a child out of wedlock sometime in 2017.
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Drake actually died on November 14, 2020 when the #RIPDrake became a famous hashtag.
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Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2016, as reported by news site, WTO 5 News, a story which picked up 960,000 Facebook engagements.
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Bishop Oyedepo threw an aggressive tantrum after visa denial at the US Embassy in 2020.
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You got all the answers wrong. You might just be used to consuming fake news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
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Oops! Inconclusive. You might be finding it hard to distinguish between fake and true news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
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Oops! Inconclusive. You might be finding it hard to distinguish between fake and true news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
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You got all the answers correctly! You can distinguish between fake news and real news. Well done!
Say NO to Fake News!
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Quiz
TAKE OUR MEDIA LITERACY BOARD QUIZ
Take the quiz
D’banj was reported to have a child out of wedlock sometime in 2017.
Next
Check
Show results
Drake actually died on November 14, 2020 when the #RIPDrake became a famous hashtag.
Next
Check
Show results
Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2016, as reported by news site, WTO 5 News, a story which picked up 960,000 Facebook engagements.
Next
Check
Show results
Bishop Oyedepo threw an aggressive tantrum after visa denial at the US Embassy in 2020.
Next
Check
Show results
You got all the answers wrong. You might just be used to consuming fake news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
Restart
Oops! Inconclusive. You might be finding it hard to distinguish between fake and true news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
Restart
Oops! Inconclusive. You might be finding it hard to distinguish between fake and true news. It’s time for a change. Let’s help you recognize true news.
Restart
You got all the answers correctly! You can distinguish between fake news and real news. Well done!
Say NO to Fake News!
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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN DISTINGUISH TRUE NEWS FROM FAKE NEWS
Fake news are often spread by a no-name website or don’t have any specific author
Check the website and the author
If you feel that a story sounds one-sided or makes damage to someone’s reputation, it might be made up to blacken someone
Understand who might benefit from this news
Fake news are optimized for sharing - people make sensational or emotional statements but the article itself may skip this information or even deny it
Go beyond the headline
Who is the source of the news? When it’s someone who decided to remain anonymous - this is the first red flag. Check the links to verify that the information from the article is not distorted
Verify the source
Fake news are optimized for sharing - people make sensational or emotional statements but the article itself may skip this information or even deny it
Go beyond the headline
DO YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES PEOPLE THINK FAKE NEWS ARE TRUE?
WHAT IS NOT FAKE NEWS?
A Satire or humor
Honest reporting mistakes
Journalism you don’t like
Fake news appeal to our emotions
Most people have a bias that makes them embrace news that they would rather hear, because such news is similar to their point of view
People are attentive when news is exaggerated. Exaggeration of news by certain blogs or news sites, makes fake news attractive
YOU CAN STOP THE BIAS AND THE SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS
Compare headlines and story content when you come across a news story
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Identify politically-motivated labels
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Question the agenda of the news and its sources
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Consider how credible and legitimate the platforms of such news is
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Consider how the story might change if told from another perspective
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Compare photographs and photo captions to the news stories connected with them
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Consider which perspective data from polls and statistics seem to support
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“It is our role to shun disinformation, frown upon propagation of fake news, fact check rumors before they do damage and advocate transparency in reporting.”
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The media literacy campaign is solely Legit.ng’s initiative and not influenced by the government or any private institution. We understand the danger that individuals have come to face because of rumors and misinformation. We also understand the risks that our political institutions and government are susceptible to, if untrue news continues to circulate across traditional and social media.

This is our responsibility to our people in Nigeria, a model for emulation to other media within and outside Nigeria and a charge to the government to join in the restoration of trust and stability.