Facebook’s revelation about fake accounts designed to influence elections shows the risks for Africa’s already fragile democracies.
According to a joint statement by Africa Check and Facebook, the number of languages covered by the social media platforms fact-checking effort will expand by 10 in an effort to monitor the accuracy of news shared on Facebook and curb fake news
Poverty porn is and has always been a means of exploiting the poor and their suffering for financial gain and general consumption. It has become so mainstream and effective that the word “poverty” is synonymous with the developing world. Even with a wealth of knowledge and resources at our fingertips, divisive and limiting narratives still abound.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
The under-representation of women’s achievements in the mainstream media is a serious problem, which perpetuates gender inequality. Social media can help to address this problem by highlighting women’s contributions, and achievements to break barriers and inspire young girls #AfricanWomenInAviation #WomenInAviation
#10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it’s time to reconsider.
A tiny blood drop-shaped emoji will soon be on your phones, signifying among other things, menstruation. The blood drop emoji is seen by many as a step in the right direction to debunk and break stigma about menstruation.
In a world where fake news has resulted in violence, government toppling and mass hysteria, the importance of spotting and flagging fake or inflammatory news is at an all-time high.
More than half the world is online, with the numbers growing every day. People are increasingly spending every second of their existence on the World Wide Web, yet we are still uncomfortable with saying that is where the bae came from. Kagure Mugo wonders why.