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Misleading

FACT-CHECKED

by SLAJ |

No, the yellow screenshot Facebook post by Sylvia Olayinka Blyden was not posted on 9th June 2024, but on 18th February 2023.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that the yellow blurb Facebook screenshot post attributed to Sylvia Olayinka Blyden was not posted on the 9th of June 2024 but rather on the 18th of February 2023, and found it to be misleading.

Claim

From now to Monday, the In-Country Diplomats have ensured APC (the most likely next government in SL) is unfortunately handed over to few undemocratic citizens social media claim.

Rating Justification

After conducting an extensive verification process, SLAJ-iVerify has determined that the claim suggesting the yellow blurb screenshot post attributed to Sylvia Olayinka Blyden was not posted on the 9th of June 2024 but rather on the 18th of February 2023 is false.

To reach this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify undertook the following steps:
We first visited Sylvia Olayinka Blyden’s official approved account and found the post in question was indeed made on the 18th of February 2023, contradicting the circulated claim. Additionally, Sylvia Olayinka Blyden herself debunked the claim with a post stating, “SL For those who have seen that yellow blurb being shared on social media, it is an old post of 18th February 2023 when this unfortunate SLPP Maada Bio govt, right under their noses, had reportedly allowed certain Diplomats to egregiously interfere with the Judiciary and mysteriously overturn a Court Injunction,” which supports our findings.

SLAJ-iVerify also conducted technical verification processes on the comments section of the 18th February 2023 post and confirmed the involvement of the said post for verification purposes. Furthermore, image verification was performed, establishing that the screenshot had not been doctored or tampered with.

Based on these comprehensive steps, SLAJ-iVerify has concluded that the claim regarding the date of the yellow blurb screenshot post attributed to Sylvia Olayinka Blyden is false.

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