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South African experts dispel fake news on COVID-19

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South African Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande and other experts on Wednesday dispelled the COVID-19 related fake news including that...
Press Freedom

“Press freedom” never a fig leaf of fake news

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By Zhong Sheng China’s broadcasting regulator National Radio and Television Administration recently made an announcement on pulling BBC World News off the air in the...
AIPS President Gianni Merlo delivering his welcome speech at the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2019 ceremony in Budapest, February 3, 2020. Photo by Carlo Pozzoni/Nordcapstudio

2021 the year of hope, but we need a vaccine against fake news, our...

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2021 will be the year of Hope. The Hope that a vaccine will help us wake up from the nightmare that we have been...
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NDC not interested in churning out fake news – Asiedu Nketiah

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has refuted claims that it is scheming to create bad image of the government through false allegations and fabricated...
Fake News

Fake news undermines democracy

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The propagation of fake news undermines democracy, communication, and civilisation, Mr Nehemiah Attigah, Principal Lead, GhanaDecides, and Odekro, has said. "Fake news is a...
Media

Curbing the scourge of fake news; Journalists must be at the forefront

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The provision of Information in the era of Information Age is crucial, but its dissemination comes with a huge task as more people crave...
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NMC cautions journalists against fake news

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Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafoh, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), has cautioned journalists to avoid being used as conduits for the propagation of...
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South African government strengthens capacity to monitor fake news about coronavirus

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The government said on Wednesday that it has ramped up its capacity to monitor and respond to misinformation and fake news during the period...
Court

Uganda to prosecute people spreading fake news about COVID-19

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Uganda's communication regulatory body on Sunday vowed to crack down on people spreading fake videos and misinformation concerning COVID-19 through social media. The Uganda Communications...
Vladimir Putin

Fake news on coronavirus from abroad intended to panic Russians

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Most fake news about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Russia come from abroad and are intended to sow panic among the Russian...

Unique mobile subscribers to hit 248m by 2025

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The Deputy Minister for Information, Hon. Pius Enam Hadzide, has noted that, Social media has become an alternative source of news and has caught...
social media

Namibia cautions against fake news circulating on social media

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Namibia said Wednesday that it is concerned about the circulation of fake news about the country on social media platforms. This comes...
newspapers

Zambia, Canada call for efforts to fight fake news

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Zambia and Canada on Monday called for concerted efforts to fight fake news. Dora Siliya, Zambia's Minister of Information and Broadcasting and...
railway

The impact of fake news on Nigeria and Ghana Railway Ministries

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…..As Ghana withdraws from MoU with CRCC-Nigeria over Fake News The Ministry of Railways Development in Accra, Ghana has withdrawn from the Memorandum of...
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Ghana’s Journalism Under the Threat of Fake News

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Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, on Friday, expressed concern about the creeping challenge of fake news in the Ghanaian media space. He...
Social media

Study shows the decline in public confidence

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Fake news, usually in the form of misinformation, has seen rapid growth in Ghana and in the world over due to social media and...
Fake News

Fake News In Ghana Is Becoming A Crisis – Penplusbytes

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A debut study by Penplusbytes on Fake News in Ghana has shown that, the Ghanaian media landscape does not have systems, budgets or trained...
Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Reasons Behind PDP Rantings of Lies and Deceitful News

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The proliferation of fake and hyperpartisan news that has flooded into Nigeria’s laptops and living rooms has prompted a national soul-searching, with officials in...
Highway Africa

False News Pattern Threatens Free Speech

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Mr Sam Sole, an Investigative Journalist in South Africa, said the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ has presented a systematic threat, which is enough to...

Senator Bukar’s sex scandal is fake, dsegard it totally

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The fabricated news story making round in the social media alleging that the Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator...
GCB

FAKE NEWS: NPP Man Drags GCB Bank Limited to court over breach of contract

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Mr Zakariah Yakubu has advised the general public to disregard some lies and false stories published about him in the media and some web...
AFP/File / Lionel Bonaventure Facebook, in its twice-annual "transparency report," says the number of items "restricted" for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827

Facebook introduces journalism project to strengthen media ties, curb fake news

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Facebook on Wednesday announced its namesake journalism project to establish stronger ties between the company and the news industry, marking its latest efforts to...