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Confronting the Problem of Fake News in Africa


Center for Strategic and International Studies


The problem of ‘fake news’ and media manipulation and disinformation was put in focus after Russia tried influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum.

However, the dissemination of misinformation through social media and mainstream news outlets is a global issue.

African continent was also targeted, and the discussion is focused on recent case studies from Kenya and South Africa, trying to come up with potential solutions.