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L’écosystème des Fausses Informations en Guinée: Une vue D’ensemble / Guinea’s Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview

In Guinea, false information circulates on all information platforms and also in online and offline spaces. However, it is noted that social networks play a role in amplifying the false information that is spread, as well as word of mouth in certain…

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 publ…

L’écosystème 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. The information ecosystem…

L’écosystème des Fausses Informations au Burkina Faso: Une Vue 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 netw…

L’écosystème des Fausses Informations au Benin: Une Vue D’ensemble / Benin’s Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview

The spread of false news or infox, known as ''fake news'' in the Anglo-Saxon world, has taken on a worrying and devastating scale in Benin over the last decade. The surge in the circulation of fake news has coincided with the increase in internet pe…

Ugandans see Social Media as Beneficial and want Unrestricted Access, but are Wary of its Use to Spread Fake News

In Uganda, restrictions on Internet and social media use are becoming common. Since 1 July 2021, Internet users have begun paying a 12% tax on Internet data, in addition to an 18% valued added tax. The Internet tax replaces the over-the-top tax, pop…

Liberians want a Free Media - within Limits - and Unrestricted Access to Social Media

For media advocates, Liberia has been the source of both good news and bad news. In March 2019, President George Weah fulfilled his promise to pass a freedom of press act, which frees journalists and media houses from a major threat by decriminalizi…

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