Facebook's fight against fake news

It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. So big is the fake news problem on Facebook that the social media platform has, for the past year and half, been committing resources to fighting what they call "false news" through a combination of technology solutions and hiring people…

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A few points to consider about Kenya’s new cybercrime law

More and more Kenyans are connecting to the internet, most frequently from mobile devices like phones and tablets. There are, of course, big benefits to increased connectivity. These include the rise of mobile money transactions and access to loans. But there are downsides, too. The country has been targeted by…

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Facebook and its influence on news

Whether it is Russian cyber forces attempting to swing the US election, or agitators stirring up the Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka against minority Muslims, Facebook has enabled them to force their own versions of reality onto the smartphones of millions of unsuspecting people — as long as they are willing…

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The fake news problem

The year 2016 will go down in history as the year in which fake news really took centre stage. It played a decisive role in major events such as the outcome of the US elections and the British Brexit vote. In South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, newspaper editors and…

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