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WhatsApp: Cibiyar farfaganda a lokacin zaben Nijeriya
WhatsApp: Cibiyar farfaganda a lokacin zaben Nijeriya
Kafofin sada zumunta sun taka muhimmiyar rawa a zaben Nijeriya da ya gabata. A wannan mukala mun tattauna da wadanda suke samun kudin shiga ta...
The 'propaganda secretaries' behind Nigeria's 2019 election
The 'propaganda secretaries' behind Nigeria's 2019 election
Binciken da Idayat Hassan ‏da Jamie Hitchen suka gabatar a Kano kan yadda aka yi amfani da WhatsApp a zaben da ya gabata. (Godiya ga Aliyu...
Take me to church ... on my app
Take me to church ... on my app
I stopped going to church with a Bible. I grew frustrated by the page-flipping Olympics that would render me disqualified if I used the contents...
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...
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
On Monday, messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update which will limit the number of times a message can be forwarded in a bid to fight...
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...
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
In the aftermath of clashes between security forces and protesters that left five people dead in Harare, the Zimbabwean government has partially...
Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you
Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you
Once upon a time, there was a book called The­facebook (it later became just Facebook). It was unlike any other book. It existed on the internet...
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent...
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Brazil, like other countries, is facing a very electronic election. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are the weapons of choice to sway the country's...
‘Lights, camera, action’ is soooo yesterday
‘Lights, camera, action’ is soooo yesterday
Facebook this week launched a range of video-calling devices powered by artificial intelligence (AI), a strategic revolution for the social network...

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