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About Us

Who We Are

iVerify is an independent fact-checking initiative of the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, supported by the United Nations Development Programme. Among the current collaborators on the initiative and activities arising from it are the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPR) the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   

As a media resource centre with the mandate to facilitate the role of the media in democracy and development, IPC prioritises the promotion of information integrity and good journalism, with a premium on factually accurate reporting of elections and democratic accountability issues thereafter. 

The iVerify initiative responds to the weaponisation of disinformation, misinformation and hate speech by state and non-state actors at elections. Such incapacitates the media to disseminate information that enables informed consent, denies citizens access to truthful electoral information and raises the risk of tension, disorderliness and violent conflict in a diverse society like Nigeria.    

The iVerify mechanism therefore adopts a multi-stakeholder approach to check information disorder in the Nigerian democratic process using technology to curb disinformation, misinformation and hate speech.

IVerify fact-checks information, provides citizens with verified news on multi-channels including social media platforms, discourages sharing of unverified information, curbs the spread of false news and helps to sanitise the information space.     

With the support of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPR), iVerify offers capacity support for journalists on fact-checking as part of a media literacy programme aimed at raising public awareness on the threats of disinformation, misinformation and hate speech to peaceful nation building.

What We Believe

The iVerify system is guided by the following principles: 

IMPARTIALITY

Fact-checking by iVerify members is conducted with the utmost adherence to impartiality, delivering factual and objective information to the citizens.

PROFESSIONALISM

Fact-checking processes will always be conducted through the application of a specific methodology used by all iVerify members.

TRANSPARENCY

iVerify commits to disclose consulted sources and adheres to an honest retraction policy.

How We're Supported