Lecosysteme des Fausses Informations au Togo: Une vue D'ensemble/ Togo's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
Fake news is a phenomenon that does not spare Togo, like other countries in the world. It is therefore important to try to understand the mechanisms that govern their rapid dissemination in order to find ways of mitigation.
Lecosysteme des Fausses Informations au Burkina faso: Une D'ensemble/ Burkina Faso's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
As is the case in other countries, false information is now an integral part of the information flow ecosystem in Burkina Faso. This false information rubs shoulders with true information in a context marked by the development of digital social networks and the internet in general.
Cabe Verde's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
his study, which draws on 16 key informant interviews with academics, journalists, lawyers and social media users and an extensive review of relevant reports, documents and social media posts, provides one of the first comprehensive overviews of the, increasingly digital, information eco-system in Cabo Verde.
Lecosysteme des Fausses Informations au Senegal: Une vue D'ensemble/ Senegal's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
As is the case in several countries, false information is gaining ground in the public space in Senegal. The phenomenon itself is not new, but it is now accentuated and popularised with the advent of social networks and other digital platforms.
Guinea Bissau's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
Misinformation involves the spread of falsehoods without a deliberate attempt to mislead whilst disinformation is manipulated narrative or facts— propaganda deliberately intended to mislead. Both occur in Guinea-Bissau, with the recent Covid-19 pandemic bringing significant attention to the use of social media platforms and messaging applications for that end. T
Nigeria's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
Fake news is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria. Historically, peddlers of disinformation were popularly referred to as “radio without battery”, with fake news a weapon in Nigeria’s civil war (1967- 1970). Today in Nigeria’s southeast, fake news peddlers are given the moniker of ‘Okokon Dems’
Niger's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview
Niger’s first private media entities emerged in the 1990s following the fall of the single party and military era. However, the birth of private media did not lead to a free and independent media. A bipolar media system quickly took shape, with public media tending to support the ruling party and private media siding with the opposition.
Sierra Leone's Fake News Econsystems: An Overview
In January 2020 internet penetration in Sierra Leone was 25% and there were an estimated 700,000 active social media users, with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp the most used applications. These new media platforms act as both sources and enablers of fake news.
Democracy and Development: Journal of West Africa Affairs, Vol 5 No.3: Endsars and Beyond- Protests, Politics, and the Public Sphere
The four papers in this issue address the themes of youth participation in the protests, the use, power, and increasing importance of social media, and the ticklish question of the utility of violence. The first article by Akinyetun Tope Shola “Social Media, Youth Participation and Activism:
Cote D'Ivoire's Fake News Ecosystem: An Overwiew
This report argues that fake news in Cote d'Ivoire is a predominantly political phenomenon and that it poses a considerable threat to political stability. Falsehoods in Cote d'Ivoire spread most rapidly on social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp
Whatsapp and Nigeria's 2019 Elections: Mobilising the People, Protesting the Vote
“Social media has changed the face of politics in Nigeria.” So said many political candidates, professionals, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and civil society actors, scholars and political advisers interviewed as part of this research project in the lead-up to, and the aftermath of, the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections.
West Africa Insight Vol 7 No.1: Keeping Track in 2019: Votes, Fake News and Security in West Africa
This edition of West Africa Insight will look ahead to key issues and events set to play out in 2019. In February two of the region’s countries will hold presidential elections. Voters will cast their ballots on 16 February in Nigeria.
West Africa Insight Vol 6 No.2 Youth, Protest and Technology: Disrupting the Status Quo
This journal comprises several articles on various subjects. In the first article on page 3: Taking on Gnassingbé, Africa's Last Strongmen, Wolali Ahlijah takes us inside the protest that begun in August 2017 to understand how they are continuing to face up to the repressive response of the state with help of social media and a more unified message.