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Deepfake video of Biden reciting Islamic prayers circulates online

A video showing US President Joe Biden reciting Islamic prayers in Arabic has been circulating widely on WhatsApp. The 50-second footage of President Biden speaking...

AI fuelling misinformation on public health, climate change – UN spox

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) has been facilitating easy distribution of misinformation and disinformation regarding climate change and vaccines including other global public health issues, said...

Despite deepfake concerns, Olympics 2024 to embrace AI

As part of an initiative spearheaded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the games' broadcaster is using these...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals in Africa to be on alert as deepfakes are still going to be a bigger...

Meta, MCA launch WhatsApp helpline to combat AI misinformation

A WhatsApp helpline has been launched by Meta in collaboration with the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) to address misinformation generated by AI, particularly deepfakes...

Meta announces tool to identify, label AI-generated images ahead of global elections

META has announced that it is increasing the scope of its efforts to detect images that have been altered by artificial intelligence. This was made...

X bans searches for Taylor Swift amidst circulation of her explicit AI photo

THE social media platform X has restricted users' ability to search for Taylor Swift due to the virality of explicit AI photos of the...

Five AI tools used in generating disinformation visuals

IN a recent report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) listed Artificial Intelligence-generated misinformation as one of the top immediate risk to the global economy...

Nikon, Sony and Canon to fight deepfakes with latest camera technology

THREE leading camera companies including Sony, Nikon, and Canon are collaborating to combat deepfakes by adding digital signatures to images captured with their equipment. Nikkei...

AI voice technology used to create misleading videos on TikTok – Report

A new report by NewsGuard has revealed that a network of 17 TikTok accounts is exploiting hyper-realistic AI voice technology to disseminate conspiracy content...

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Video of ‘flooding in Italy’ shared by Joe Igbokwe is from mudslide in Japan

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in...

Did Obi fail to conduct local government elections as Anambra governor?

A former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has claimed...

Coordinated disinformation networks flooded social media before EU elections – Report

Dutch researchers have revealed that coordinated networks of accounts...

Claim that Burkina Faso will no longer import military uniforms is FALSE

A video purportedly showing Burkina Faso's military president, Ibrahim...

Does FOI Act complement Official Secrets Act?

ON July 2, 2024, the Secretary to the Government...

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Video of ‘flooding in Italy’ shared by Joe Igbokwe is from mudslide in Japan

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in...

Did Obi fail to conduct local government elections as Anambra governor?

A former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has claimed...

Coordinated disinformation networks flooded social media before EU elections – Report

Dutch researchers have revealed that coordinated networks of accounts...

Claim that Burkina Faso will no longer import military uniforms is FALSE

A video purportedly showing Burkina Faso's military president, Ibrahim...

Does FOI Act complement Official Secrets Act?

ON July 2, 2024, the Secretary to the Government...