Disinformation

Total 5 Posts

Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs

It’s difficult by design to identify disinformation campaign instigators and their agendas. Consider the case of the β€œPlandemic” video that blazed across social media platforms in May 2020. The video contained a range of false claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.

WhatsApp has added a feature to help users fact check forwarded messages

WhatsApp has announced that it is piloting a new feature to help users fact check forwarded messages. The feature is being rolled out for pilot in a few countries first.

Impact of fake news and cybercrime in South Africa

South Africans have been called on to be more careful and responsible when sharing information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on social media. This is to combat the rise of misinformation (fake news), which may be harmful to the society.

Parallels between social media misinformation campaigns in the USA and South Africa

Race and fear – the parallels between the USA experience and the South African experience are striking as far as disinformation (fake news) campaigns are concerned.

Analysis of 3 million tweets by Russian "trolls"

3 million Russian β€˜troll’ tweets explored: lessons from the rest of the world.