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Inside Tiktok’s Plan to Counter Misinformation of Isreal Events

Short video app Tiktok, announced on Sunday that it immediately mobilized resources and personnel to counter hate and misinformation emerging after the attack on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. This came in response to the EU's warning...

Facebook Removes Fake Profiles Attacking Opposition Parties Ahead of Ethiopian Elections

Social media mega-corp Facebook said on Wednesday that it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users ahead of general elections next week in the country. The company said that the network was found to...

Fake News Impacts 84% of Ghana’s Youth, According to Survey

Nearly nine in ten (84%) of Ghanaian youth polled suggest that the rise of ‘fake news’ breaking out across their country and around the continent has impacted their ability to stay informed, according to the African Youth Survey (AYS). Commissioned...

MultiChoice Joins the UN’s Campaign Against COVID-19 Misinformation

The MultiChoice Group has announced its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19. As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness through information, the Group has come on board as an official supporter of the United Nations' global COVID-19...

Misinformation About COVID-19 Can Be Devastating in Rural West Africa

Sierra Leone was later than most to experience its first cases of COVID-19. Though the virus itself did not arrive in the country until 31 March 2020, rumours and fears spread among communities well before the country’s first confirmed case. As happened...

41% of Parents are Suspicious of their Children’s Social Media

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to spend their free time mostly at home. Staying at home usually also means spending much time using different Internet-connected devices. For clear reasons, children’s growing online activity can cause lots of...

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targetting Social Media Companies

United States President Donald Trump has signed a controversial executive order that could allow federal officials in the US to go after technology giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google over how those companies treat content that appears on their...

How to Tell if a WhatsApp Message is Actually Fake News

Facebook-owned social media and chat powerhouse WhatsApp continues to take part in the fight against misinformation and Fake News - now, thanks to a new chatbot, users can fact check messages right in the app. Partnering with the International Fact-Checking...

8 Most Common COVID-19 Myths Debunked

A few days after South Africa began its nationwide lockdown, the health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize tweeted a warning to the citizens of the republic to beware of fake news. https://twitter.com/drzwelimkhize/status/1245021954404487176?lang=en He would go on to say that during this time...

5 Reasons Why 5G Has Nothing to do with COVID-19

Over the weekend, the United Kingdom was host to a series of attacks on phone towers with at least 20 phone tower masts vandalized, and at least 3 of those towers set alight in a storm of ignorance and...
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Enhancing IoT Security with a Cyber Immune Solution

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ranging from wearables to smart home appliances, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for...
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