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FACT CHECK: Does this video show Peter Obi begging Nigerians to vote Atiku in 2023?

FACT CHECK: Does this video show Peter Obi begging Nigerians to vote Atiku in 2023?

A video seen nearly a hundred thousand times on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter claims to show Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), “begging Nigerians” to vote for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2023 presidential election.  The video, posted by former Senator Dino Melaye, a campaign...

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CDD unveils War Room for tackling disinformation ahead of 2023 elections

CDD unveils War Room for tackling disinformation ahead of 2023 elections

The Centre for Democracy and Development has unveiled an Election War Room for tackling disinformation, misinformation and the activities of bad actors ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.  Africa’s largest democracy is going into what many hope will be the country’s turning point election. As part of its mandate to help the nation...

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 SENEGAL’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

 SENEGAL’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

A l’image de ce qui se passe dans plusieurs Àpays, les fausses informations prennent de l’ampleur dans l’espace public au Sénégal. Le phénomène en soi n’est pas nouveau, mais il est aujourd’hui accentué et vulgarisé avec l’avènement des réseaux sociaux et autres plateformes numériques.

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The Gambia’s Fake News Ecosystem – An Overview

The Gambia’s Fake News Ecosystem – An Overview

In The Gambia, fake news is persistent and I growing. It is contaminating public discourse in ways that do not serve society. Although not a new phenomenon, the advances in, and increased access to, communication tools particularly social media has helped amplify the spread of misinformation and disinformation and, in doing so, deepened existing divisions.