With the rising threat of fake news and online misinformation, it is important to guard ourselves against deliberate online falsehoods. Black Dot Research: FactCheck, a fact-checking section of the company, provides the service as an independent entity. We verify claims made from any source that could potentially cause a seismic shift in public perception on topics of general importance in Singapore. We are self-funded with no external investors and rely on revenue from market research projects. Our market research clients have no influence over our fact-checking work.
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Profile of our FactCheckers
Nicholas has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry. He was a senior correspondent at the Straits Times for nine years, and later moved to Channel NewsAsia at Mediacorp as Business Desk Editor and presenter. He was also Deputy Chief Editor of Singapore news at Mediacorp.
Nicholas Fang is currently the Director for Security and Global Affairs in the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, a non-profit and independent think tank.
Faizal has over 5 years of experience in social media intelligence and analytics. He has a keen interest in issues that impact domestic and social affairs in Singapore. Faizal manages daily operations at Black Dot Research: FactCheck and is supported by an Assistant Manager and 2 Researchers.
Melissa is an experienced content editor having spent more than 4 years in the digital media industry. Prior to joining Black Dot Research, she was the Managing Editor at tech publication Vulcan Post, and Head of Content at GRVTY Media. She currently produces articles at Black Dot Research: FactCheck.