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Social media is possibly leveling Kenya’s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.

Connecting Africa to the Internet

In this episode of the iAfrikan BYTES podcast Kojo Boakye, Africa Director of Public Policy at Facebook joins us to share more information on Facebook's connectivity infrastructure projects and partnerships across Africa.

WhatsApp has added a feature to help users fact check forwarded messages

WhatsApp has announced that it is piloting a new feature to help users fact check forwarded messages. The feature is being rolled out for pilot in a few countries first.

How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.

An explanation on why big advertisers are boycotting Facebook

Facebook has faced a lot of criticism over the years for failing to moderate hate speech. Its policies have come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks thanks to the Stop Hate for Profit campaign.

Policymakers are keen on breaking up Big Tech

The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before the USA's Congress on 29 July 2020 to defend their market dominance from accusations they’re stifling rivals.

A look at the impact of Facebook's connectivity infrastructure projects in Africa

Facebook has been investing millions of dollars into telecommunications infrastructure and partnerships to connect Africans to the Internet. However, it has not been clear what the impact of these investments has been.