We focus our fact-checks on claims and not individuals.
FactSpace West Africa concentrates on public interest areas including politics, governance, economy, elections and health.
Claims that are researched by us are done only with publicly available sources.
For our team to research a claim, the claim must be:
- a statement made in public, which can be attributed to a specific person (e.g. a public official or a social media user) or organization (e.g. a report)
- an assertion or allegation that can be validated or refuted
- based on past or present actions (i.e. not speculative about the future)