Fake News

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Oresti Patricios on the state of the media industry

Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico Group, is a guest on this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show to talk about the state of the media industry and the effects of fake news, programmatic advertising, and more.

Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs

It’s difficult by design to identify disinformation campaign instigators and their agendas. Consider the case of the “Plandemic” video that blazed across social media platforms in May 2020. The video contained a range of false claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.

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.

Finding valid health care information on social media is hard

To make health information on YouTube more equitable, those who design recommendation algorithms would have to incorporate feedback from clinicians and patients as well as end users.

What you need to know about the largely right-wing Twitter alternative, Parler

Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines, Parler.

Fighting the COVID-19 infodemic across Africa

To contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) misinformation pandemic needs multi-levelled, socio-cultural approaches.

Scientists to join in combating pseudoscience on social media

Conspiracy theories appear to explain what we can’t control. They tend to confirm our bias, although false.