Media

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Analysis of the historic privacy and surveillance judgement in South Africa

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (“RICA”), which the South African state had used to spy on journalists and possibly their lawyers and to conduct mass surveillance of its citizens, was suspended by the High Court of South Africa.

Why I stopped reading TechCrunch

For Africa, TechCrunch concentrates on closing funding from Venture Capitalists as a means to success. This sends a misguided signal to an upcoming entrepreneur who will think that one must raise several thousand dollars to create a successful venture.

When it comes to fake videos and images, it's not quality that convinces people

A key element of the battle between truth and propaganda has nothing to do with technology. It has to do with how people are much more likely to accept something if it confirms their beliefs.

Technologies that keep you addicted

Social media has a tendency of being addictive. As such, shouldn't it be regulated in the same manner that tobacco companies are regulated?

Egypt blocks two news websites

Egypt's Supreme Media Council, which was formed following the introduction of a new law for online publications in 2018, has issued an official order for 2 news websites to be blocked. The websites are accused of publishing fake news about Huawei.

Facebook expands fact-checking programme

Facebook with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme. This will help to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook.

Facebook’s content moderation plans for Africa

Despite the small number of users, Facebook’s platform power and influence in Africa is incredible. As Facebook hires even more content moderators and institutes an independent board for content decisions, it only serves to show that they are rewriting their rulebook on their terms.