Submit a claim to check

Claims that are researched by FactSpace West Africa are done only with publicly available sources. We concentrate our fact-checks on public interest areas including politics, governance, economy, elections and health.

When we see an inaccurate, misleading or unsubstantiated claim, we push for corrections and withdrawals.

For our team to research a claim, the claim must be:

  1. 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)
  2. An assertion or allegation that can be validated or refuted
  3. Based on past or present actions (i.e. not speculative about the future or an opinion)
  4. A widely shared claim that might have an impact on the public if it goes unchecked

You can send a claim via the “Contact Us” page on our website or reach us on social media-Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But note that our focus is to fact-check claims and not individuals.