One of the leading Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria, WeFm 106.3 Abuja in its determination to support the fight against fake news and disinformation in Nigeria has introduced “Bloggers’ Hangout Show on its frequency every Thursdays of the week and four times a month.
The show which also aims at dishing out verified information to the Listerners across globe via digital media platforms, uses fact finding tools to verify any information before they are being disseminated as well as fact checking tools to detect the authenticity of any news that may cause havoc within the media space.
According to Popular Abuja Based Blogger, Dotun Roy, the founder of Dotunroy.com, who also doubles as the Host of the show said there couldn’t have been any better show like a show like Bloggers’ Hangout that seeks to improve the quality of Information being churned out from media platforms
“The Bloggers’ Hangout Show is quite timely and imperative show at this period in Nigeria where several unverified information are being used to cause distraction, chaos and conflicts by the unscrupulous persons.
“As Professional Bloggers, we often realize that most blames are being targeted at the Bloggers and digital media practitioners, whenever issues of fake news and disinformation are being mentioned in any public forum. That’s the more reason we, the Bloggers must prioritize anything that will continue to raise awareness against misinformation within media sector.
“Aside from combating fake news, Bloggers Hangout is an hour full packaged show with several exciting segments that are educative and informative to the Listerners across globe. The acceptance has been massive, he said.
Head of Station We Fm Abuja, Benjamin Ubiri while speaking on the impacts that Bloggers Hangout has been creating since its first edition in February said, we launched this show in February because of the need to also take the lead in combating misinformation and disinformation which has continued to devalue media and journalism in Nigeria.
“We came up with Bloggers’ Hangout because we are aware that misinformation travel faster within the digital space than on conventional media platforms”
“We believe the positive impacts of this show will continue to bring about change in the media practice in Nigeria, Ubiri said.