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The Dirty Dozen & The Amplification of Incendiary Content During the Outbreak of Unrest in South Africa July 2021
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The Dirty Dozen & The Amplification of Incendiary Content During the Outbreak of Unrest in South Africa July 2021

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) has uncovered traces of the RET forces network that participated in and aided the amplification of online incitement of violence that claimed hundreds of lives and brought thousands of businesses to their knees in the week of 11 July 2021. Download Report (PDF)

Disinformation, misinformation and barefaced lies: The online war of words in the Battle of Nkandla
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Disinformation, misinformation and barefaced lies: The online war of words in the Battle of Nkandla

Jacob Zuma and his supporters have wrapped their campaign around one big misrepresentation, which they unashamedly put into the public discourse at every opportunity: That the former president has done nothing wrong and is being persecuted for political purposes. Tentacles of disinformation have been developed around the big lie to strangle the truth. Read the...

Online RET Network Analysis
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Online RET Network Analysis

Most social media users rely on digital platforms to connect with friends, family and colleagues in a constructive manner that builds cohesion in communities. But, some users are exploiting the medium for their own ends, sowing social discord by deliberately manipulating key narratives. The CABC has uncovered evidence of an organised network of social media...

CABC short film receives international recognition
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CABC short film receives international recognition

Press release April 13 2020 CABC short film receives international recognition A new Public Service Announcement which uses cutting edge movie-making technology to warn social media users about bots spreading online conspiracy theories has been published on Shots, a platform designed to showcase cutting-edge international creativity. Shots selects only the most creatively excellent work including...

Stay on top of your truth
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Stay on top of your truth

Sharpen your skills and be 1 step ahead of misinformation. Explore First Draft’s extensive free library of training content including online courses, toolkits and resources designed to help you to eradicate the spread of misinformation. Learn more here

Learn to Discern (L2D) – Media Literacy Training
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Learn to Discern (L2D) – Media Literacy Training

Learn to Discern is a program that aims to share their approach with individuals in order to help them create healthy habits for engaging with online information. The idea is to build resilience to mis and disinformation at a community level. This is done by empowering individuals and helping them to recognize and reject divisive...