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Group organises public forum on countering election misinformation in Ghana

THE Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has organised a public forum on countering misinformation, disinformation and propaganda narratives ahead of the 2024 general...

Osun sets up committee to combat fake news, cyber bullying

THE Osun State Government has established a Cybercrime Action Committee amidst moves to address the increasing spate of fake news and cyber bullying in...

Nearly 4,000 celebrities are victims of deepfake pornography – Report

An investigation by Channel 4 news has shown that about 4,000 famous people have been victims of deepfake pornography on the internet. The analysis of...

Edo/Ondo elections: INEC urges journalists to guard against fake news

THE Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has urged journalists to be resolute against fake news and misinformation ahead...

Google to restrict Gemini from answering election-related questions

GOOGLE has announced plans to restrict the types of election-related questions the company’s Gemini chatbot will answer for users in the United States and...

Poynter launches Teen Fact-Checking Network in Canada

POYNTER Institute’s media literacy initiative, MediaWise, has launched a new project called the Teen Fact-Checking Network (TFCN) in Canada in partnership with MediaSmarts, a...

AI may fuel dissemination of climate disinformation – Report

A new report has warned that the proliferation of large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) models may lead to a surge in falsified information concerning climate...

Despite policies, AI-tools still generate misleading election-related images – Report

IMAGE creation tools powered by artificial intelligence from companies including OpenAI and Microsoft can be used to generate images that could promote election or...

IFCN awards $2 million to 20 groups to fight misinformation globally

THE International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute has awarded $2 million to 20 groups to enhance their capacities to fight misinformation globally. Announcing...

Google to partner news publishers, fact-checkers to tackle election misinformation in India

GOOGLE has announced plans to work with a consortium of news publishers and fact-checkers in India to tackle the menace of misinformation ahead of...

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