Kenya, U.S. Launch Online Campaign to Fight Fake News
Under the Twitter hashtag #StopReflectVerify, the U.S. is partnering with Kenyan organisations and young activists to curb the spread of disinformation through educational videos and internet postings intended to promote "media literacy."
Nairobi News, 20 March 2018
Verification tools will help fight the spreading of fake news in Kenya. This was the consensus in a discussion held Tuesday at the United States Embassy that saw top digital media… Read more »
Nation, 20 March 2018
The US embassy in Nairobi is launched a campaign to counter the spread of false news -- first in Kenya and soon in all of Africa. Read more »
From Left: Vincent Ng’ethe (deputy editor at Africa Check) Eric Mugendi (managing editor at Pesa Check) and Dr Maria Canudo (assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at USIU-Africa) during the media round table on ‘fake news’ at USIU-Africa.
The nationwide survey was done via SMS, and 4 in 10 Kenyans said they are unable to access accurate information about the general election - making fake news a "clearly a limiting ... Read more »