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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 to safeguard your organisation from being a disinformation campaign target

THERE has been a growing trend of disinformation in Nigeria, while the aim has always been to influence opinions and set agenda, a growing...

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...

Nigeria does NOT have the highest rape rate in the world

A claim that Nigeria has the highest rate of male to female rape in the world has gone viral on X. The claim was made...

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...

False claim about death of King Charles III circulates online

An image of the British monarch, King Charles III, has surfaced online with a claim that he died of cancer at the age of...

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...

Meta launches safety campaign to tackle online misinformation

META has unveiled a safety campaign awareness tagged 'Know What’s Real' to shed light on in-built product features and safety measures present on its...

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How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

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Is Air Peace the largest African airline in terms of passenger traffic?

AN X user, @AfricaFactsZone, has claimed that Air Peace...

Video does not show Palestinians cheering after Iran’s attack on Israel

A video showing people praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque...

Does Nigeria have third highest birth rate in the world?

AN X user, @Temitayomab has claimed that Nigeria is...

How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

A prominent Nigerian clergy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been...