Digital authoritarianism is rapidly becoming fashionable in Africa. In 2018, Access Now recorded 21 shutdowns in Africa, a sharp rise from 13 shutdowns in 2017. In that period, the longest shutdown was reported in Cameroon where it lasted at least 230 days. Similar trends were noted globally – from 75 shutdowns in 2016, incidents ofREAD MORE
The effort by WhatsApp to allow users fact-check viral messages is a reminder of how expensive internet that limits users to social media bundles aids disinformation. People can't fact-check elsewhere as they're restricted to specific bundles theguardian.com/tech… #datamustfall
Nice piece @Lattif. Kenyan education has always been anti-poor. It is not new that they are once again being left behind. How many cabinet secretaries have their own kids in public schools or even in private schools following the GoK curriculum they foist on everyone else's kids? twitter.com/nytimesw…
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