The proliferation of misinformation on social media – or even just partisan or sensationalistic treatments of politics, science and human relations – could reasonably be considered a threat to democracy itself. When you add computation propaganda to the mix, where bots are deployed to manipulate public opinion, filter-bubbles form even more readily, and you canREAD MORE
Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net, 2017 report shows that 2017 was, as Wire.com puts it, “terrible year for Internet freedom”. The report shows that almost half of the 65 countries assessed in 2017 experienced a decline in Internet freedoms during the assessment period. Less than one-quarter of users reside in countries where there areREAD MORE
In the last three months, I have attended two major events and participated in discussions on free speech on the internet. On July 10, I participated in the Uganda social media conference in Kampala. Earlier in May, I was in Berlin for the 10th edition of re:publica. Discussions at the two events reveal one thing:READ MORE
Dear Kenyans, While debunking GoK lies on #TurkanaDrought, we must not lose sight of the humanity and dignity of victims. As @njokingumi reminds me in a different context, we must not see them "as a campaign, more than as [people] who need multiple levels of care at every point." twitter.com/Roncliff…
#PressPass KE Media has failed to properly frame the issues. They only talk of "drought" when people are starving and dying. Not the chronic nature of the crisis. The current situation was predicted last December by the Famine Early Warning System Network. But media was asleep.
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