Kenya Elections 2017

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Fake Elections

Kenya had itsΒ presidential elections on 8 August 2017 and not everyone is happy with the outcome. The unhappiest of all is the main candidate to challenge to be Kenya's president, Raila Odinga. He went as far as calling them "computer generated fraud" fake elections. Before we get

Kenya's Presidential Election Re-run Likely To Be Postponed Due To IT System Delays

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is considering to postpone the presidential elections re-run set for 17 October 2017. The request to postpone the elections was submitted by French information technology company, OT-Morpho, who have stated that they won't be unable to provide a new election results-transmission system by

The Fake News Problem Is About To Get Worse (And More Believable)

Fake news is about to be a bigger problem than it already is thanks to a research team from the University of Washington which has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to convert audio files into realistic mouth movements and further adding these realistic looking mouth movements onto an existing video. To

Technology And Fake News Are Being Used To Influence Kenya's 2017 General Elections

With approximately a month to the 2017 general elections in Kenya, I am shocked, but not surprised, at the flavor of content that is surfacing on the Internet. The content is sponsored boldly on Ad networks, shared covertly via social media and also going viral on various instant messaging platforms