Uncovering insights and truth.

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 significant 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.

Company Information

Black Dot Research is a sister company to strategic communications consultancy Black Dot, and the two companies enjoy synergies when it comes to building a solid understanding and in-depth appreciation of key market and social trends and issues.

You can check our business profile on the ACRA BizFile website here.

Profile of our Fact-Checkers

Nicholas Fang (Managing Director)

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.

Jaga Naidu (Researcher, Lead Fact-Checker)

Prior to joining Black Dot Research, Jaga practiced as a lawyer in Singapore and has over 4 years of experience in the legal industry. She specialised in motor accident claims while gaining experience in other areas such as criminal and probate matters. She was appointed as the Legal Advisor to the Singapore Motor Workshop Association in 2021.

Jaga holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a minor in Political Science from the National University of Singapore.