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This deepening addiction to “hearsay” or “gists”, as Nigerians would say, has been mounting rapidly in Africa in recent years as the power of social media grows. And these weeks of lock down and national emergencies have created an eager audience keen to share the latest rumours.
There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world.
By Sara Salinas | @saracsalinas Facebook is buying a British AI firm to help tackle fake news, TechCrunch reported Monday, in what would be a notable change of strategy for the social media site...
George Ogola | University of Central Lancashire The recent Kenyan elections firmly demonstrated the incursion and perhaps even gradual institutionalisation of fake news as an actor in modern politics, particularly during elections. Although the...
MiWay CEO responds, dismisses racist email as 'fake news'
In October, Google tested the feature in a handful of countries and specifically in Google News. The announcement on Friday marks the wide-scale roll out of the feature.
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