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Social media has made it easier for us to keep in touch with our loved ones and also gave us an easier way to gather information. But with this easy access to news and information, also comes the issue of fake news. These are facts that haven’t been checked and just shared as true. With the current pandemic, the spreading of fake news has caused a lot uncertainty regarding the disease itself. We talk to Prof Camaren Peter from the Center for Analytics and Behavior Change about the dangers around the spreading of fake news on social media and how to fact check what we read on social media. | News24
Fake News | TJR Blog
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Fake News | TJR Blog

Social media has made it easier for us to keep in touch with our loved ones and also gave us an easier way to gather information. But with this easy access to news and information, also comes the issue of fake news. These are facts that haven’t been checked and just shared as true. With...

Mediated conversation: Impact of misinformation | SAFM Interview
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Mediated conversation: Impact of misinformation | SAFM Interview

Stuart Jones is Project Director at the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, William Bird – Director of Media Monitoring Africa, Ferial Hafajee – Associate Editor at Daily Maverick and Cayla Clifford – Researcher for Africa Check discuss the effects of misinformation in South Africa.

Tracking fake news: You are not as street smart as you may think | Algoa FM
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Tracking fake news: You are not as street smart as you may think | Algoa FM

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) has expressed concern over narrative manipulation in private social media platforms such as WhatsApp. The Centre has been analysing all public domain social media activity in South Africa, with a focus on conversations related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full Article on www.algoafm.co.za