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Coordinated disinformation networks flooded social media before EU elections – Report

Dutch researchers have revealed that coordinated networks of accounts spreading disinformation flooded social media in France, Germany and Italy before the elections to the...

New study reveals ways to safeguard elections against digital threats

A new study by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) has identified four important steps in mitigating digital threats to elections while engaging with...

41 accounts use AI to mass-produce political misinformation on TikTok – Report

A new report by NewsGuard has uncovered how 41 TikTok accounts are using AI-generated narration to disseminate political misinformation at scale. The platform described it...

US exposes alleged AI-driven Russian ‘bot farm’

THE United States has uncovered an AI-powered information operation run from Russia involving about 1,000 social media accounts posing as Americans. The accounts on X...

GlobalFact 11: Fact-checkers critique social media platforms’ efforts at combatting information disorder

Stakeholders at the just concluded GlobalFact 11 conference have criticised social media platforms for their insufficient efforts in combating misinformation and disinformation despite their...

GlobalFact 11: ‘Now is the time to do something’ – Ressa tells tech giants

NOBEL laureate and journalist, Maria Ressa, has called on tech giants, some of whom are also sponsors of the GlobalFact 11, to protect democracy...

Ghana to host 3rd Africa Facts summit in October

THE Africa Check on Friday announced Ghana as the host-country for the 2024 Africa Facts summit billed for October 9 – 10 in Accra. According...

Fact-checking essential to free speech, not censorship – IFCN

Fact-checkers from across the world have called on the public to support the fact-checking community globally as they face increasing hostility, including online threats,...

Over 900 AI-generated news websites uncovered – Report

NewsGuard said it has identified over 900 Unreliable AI-generated news and information websites labeled "UAINS". The findings come from NewsGuard's AI Tracking Center, which aims...

Again, Okonjo-Iweala debunks viral post on Nigeria’s debt profile attributed to her

THE Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has debunked a viral quote attributed to her regarding Nigeria's debt profile and fuel subsidy removal. She...

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