How do we stop fake news spreading in Africa?

With guests
Aanu Adeoye, Odanga Madung, Samba Dialimpa

Episode notes

It can sway elections in Nigeria. Stoke up ethnic hatred in Ethiopia. Bolster business interests in South Africa.

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How do we stop fake news spreading in Africa?

Fake news is a big problem in Africa. It can sway elections in Nigeria. Stoke up ethnic hatred in Ethiopia. Bolster business interests in South Africa. Censorship isn’t the answer as it can play into the hands of repressive regimes. So how can Africans stop the spread of false and misleading information and yet still encour...

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