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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...

6 Ways AI is Being Used to Fight Fake News

In the digital age, information spreads like wildfire, and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is no exception. Accurate reporting is crucial to understanding the complex dynamics of the region. However, the rise of fake news has muddied...

“New” AI-Powered Trading Platform Scam Confirmed

News about an AI - Powered trading platform, launched by Elon Musk has been making rounds on the internet, claiming to guarantee high returns for South African investors. Third - Party Fact Checking Programme Confirms Scam Several of the posts circulating...

How Technology is Redefining the Scope of Modern Journalism

A main component of journalism is to gather accurate and sound information from varying sources to bring balance and objectivity to each story. In the past, journalists representing well-established news houses were the gatekeepers or watchdogs of society, wielding...

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...

Facebook, Google, YouTube and others to Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working...

Kenyan Man Arrested for Posting “Misleading and Alarming” Coronavirus Information

In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks across Africa, a Kenyan man has been charged with spreading misleading and alarming information - essentially fake news - on social media. Taking to Twitter, 23-year-old Elijah Muthui Kitonyo published a tweet where he...
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Top 5 Gadgets that were highly Expected in 2024

The following are 2024 top 5 gadgets that are/ were highly expected according to Menstuff. 1. LG’s see-through Signature OLED...
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