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Apparently, The Voice Of America "Fact-Checked" Me - My Reaction

I wrote a tweet explaining why a U.S. military base in Nigeria is a thing that must never happen. The VOA apparently decided to "fact-check" me. Um, what?
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On May 5, 2024, I was in Ethiopia taking a city tour of the ancient outskirts of Addis Ababa. I was having a grand old time. Here are some pictures to prove it.

I gave him a signed copy of my newest book. Very nice guy.

Sometime during the day, in the course of exploring the palace of Emperor Menelik II, I happened across a discussion on Twitter/X/Whateverthehelltheycallitnow about the potential scenario of the Nigerian government approving the location of a U.S. military base on Nigerian soil. I waded into the conversation with a post which basically said, “Hell no.”

On May 15, Purity Mwambia, a Kenyan journalist who works for the Voice Of America’s fact-checking spinoff, Polygraph.info published a “fact-check” which described my tweet as “misleading.”

Naturally, I had to respond.

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David Hundeyin
David Hundeyin