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IFCN express concerns over Georgian legislation threatening press freedom

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has expressed deep concerns against the proposed legislation in the Georgian parliament that could severely restrict press freedom in...

China using social media, AI to spread misinformation and influence elections – Report

A report by Microsoft has revealed how Chinese-affiliated actors are using social media and AI-generated content in an attempt to influence geopolitics. In a post...

Brazil court investigates Elon Musk over disinformation on X

In the midst of an intensifying legal dispute over free speech and disinformation between the social media giant and the Brazilian judiciary, Elon Musk...

Controversy as internet service providers in South Africa to police disinformation or face fine, jail term

THE Film and Publication Board (FPB) of South Africa recently sparked controversy following the proposed new regulations governing misinformation and disinformation in the country. According...

How YouTube approved ads promoting disinformation on India’s election – Report

A new investigation by Access Now and Global Witness has found that YouTube, a Google-owned video-sharing platform appears unprepared to screen ads especially ones...

Google Search offers more features to verify facts, images aand sources online

Google has updated its search tool with expanded two features to enable users quickly evaluate and verify content online. In its recent blogpost, it listed...

TikTok to launch online election centres to combat misinformation

TikTok has revealed plans to open online election centres on its platform to combat misinformation and boost electoral integrity globally in 2024. A statement by...

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...

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