By: Mabinty Kamara
Claim: The Public Broadcaster SLBC is under Siege
Verdict: FALSE, SLBC went off-air at some point in time but is not under siege.
Reports circulating on social media claimed that the State Broadcaster (SLBC) was under siege, with heavy smoke allegedly emanating from its compound.
Investigations reveal that these claims are inaccurate. Residents living around the SLBC premises and staff members have confirmed that the station and its personnel are not under any form of attack or siege.
While it’s true that SLBC was off-air at some point in time, there is no evidence to support the claim of a fire or a siege at the compound.
Note: This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information in Sierra Leone.
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