Andela is hosting a 24-Hour Hackathon to fight “Fake News” in partnership with BBC

Andela is partnering with BBC News to host a two-day hackathon which will see participants spend 24 hours working in teams to prototype solutions to solve an element of the fake news ecosystem. Dubbed “Fighting Fake News” Hackathon, the event will take place at the Andela Kenya office in Nairobi from Friday 9th to Saturday […]

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Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa’s first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in Kenya.  The programme will help asses the accuracy of news in the country and also help reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its […]

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WhatsApp latest update will now label forwarded messages

WhatsApp has now made it easier for you to identify the origin of information shared on the messaging app. The company has rolled out a new feature that will indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you. A great step for the messaging platform as it will help you determine if your friend […]

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Facebook partners with fact-checking organizations to flag and rank-down fake news

Facebook has become a central location for “fake news,” hoax stories. Most of the time, the news are purposely meant to deceive people. Those days could finally be over after the company has announced it is rolling out a new tool designed to make it easier for users to report fake links shared in the […]

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