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Beware the fake news soldiers
Beware the fake news soldiers
The number of Nigerians using social media is growing fast, thanks to affordable Chinese smartphones and the low cost of services such as WhatsApp...
SA not immune to the global state of untruth
SA not immune to the global state of untruth
Fake news has become an explanation for political rupture, a byword for our current age of crisis and resurgent extremism, responsible for...
How — and how not — to restore trust in media
How — and how not — to restore trust in media
In most industries, a quality product is easy to identify, thanks to markers like price, brand, and reviews. But in journalism, discerning quality...
To thine own self ...
To thine own self ...
One of the key criteria for the Conscious Companies awards is “authenticity”. It is a very convoluted word. Following Donald Trump’s election...
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
On a trip to Ethiopia in the 1990s, I met with the then prime minister, Meles Zenawi, to try to persuade him to stop jailing journalists. Since his...
[Podcast]Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.
[Podcast]Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.
This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
PIC Commission calls out 'desperate' Twitter accounts on fake news
PIC Commission calls out 'desperate' Twitter accounts on fake news
The judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will continue with public hearings...
Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news
Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news
Disinformation is a significant threat to democracy and the credibility of electoral outcomes. In Nigeria it is being weaponised by political...
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information — usually online — that overrides...
Fake news: Censorship’s no solution
Fake news: Censorship’s no solution
Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms and politicians pitch their policies...
WhatsApp claiming reporter was axed over Bosasa article dismissed as ‘fake news’
WhatsApp claiming reporter was axed over Bosasa article dismissed as ‘fake news’
The Sunday Times has dismissed as fake, a statement which claims a reporter was suspended for refusing to write a “fabricated” front...

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