Total 44 Posts

Big Tech companies operate with impunity and lack of transparency

Transparency is not something Big Tech is willing to fully embrace, and the (little) progress they have made in the past few years in being more transparent has come not because they wanted to, but because they have been pressured to be more transparent.

Social media is possibly leveling Kenyaโ€™s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.

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.

How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabweโ€™s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.

Cameroonโ€™s anti-graft agency has warned that WhatsApp and Facebook crime on the rise

Fraudsters in Cameroon are posing as officials of institutions organizing public examinations and have been contacting their victims using popular social media networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is changing agri-business in Cameroon

There can be much more to just a messaging application like WhatsApp. In Cameroon, participants in the agriculture sector are using it to boost their agriculture-related activities and grow their income.

Scientists to join in combating pseudoscience on social media

Conspiracy theories appear to explain what we canโ€™t control. They tend to confirm our bias, although false.