Practical Insights on Disinformation

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Published on: Feb 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Disinformation and propaganda pose a threat to trust, cohesion, and security. The menace of fake news can no longer be ignored. Misinformation can divide society,...
Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going...
Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Published on: Jul 27 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Digital technologies are playing a role in enhancing Covid-19 disease surveillance, coordinating response mechanisms, and promoting public awareness. However, COVID-19...
Today: Help WHO Develop COVID-19 Infodemic Response Framework

Today: Help WHO Develop COVID-19 Infodemic Response Framework

Published on: Apr 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Today: Help WHO Develop COVID-19 Infodemic Response Framework
The coronavirus disease epidemic and COVID-19 response has been accompanied by a massive “infodemic” – an over-abundance of information of varying...
Russians Are Still Using Facebook to Misinform African Voters

Russians Are Still Using Facebook to Misinform African Voters

Published on: Nov 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Facebook just removed three more misinformation networks on its platforms for engaging in foreign interference of African elections, this time on behalf of Russian...
The Fake News Information Disorder – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Fake News Information Disorder – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Dec 16 2017 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
We live in an era, according to the Economist, that is post-truth. Especially in politics, this time sees “a reliance on assertions that ‘feel true’...
How to Reduce Misinformation with ICTs in Rural Kenya

How to Reduce Misinformation with ICTs in Rural Kenya

Published on: May 27 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Reduce Misinformation with ICTs in Rural Kenya
Misinformation poses a problem to development both in the developed and developing world. With the rise of ICTs, particularly social media, misinformation is propagated...